D’Tigress Make Light Work Of Puerto Rico In Olympics Warm-Up

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D’Tigress on Friday evening at the Lange Munte arena in Kortrijk defeated Puerto Rico 89-63 points in one of the friendly matches lined up by the NBBF to prepare the team for the Olympic Games. 

The team which landed in Belgium from Las Vegas USA earlier in the week showed their intention early in the game as they raced to a 13-9 lead in the first quarter. 

The breakdown of the four quarters saw the teams dominate all through 17-13, 31-16, 24-19, 17-15 to start their friendly match series on a winning note. 

Amy Okonkwo who recently had a training camp stint with Dallas Wings contributed 14 points and 6 rebounds with a 50% field goal percentage. 

Fifteen minutes was all 23-year-old Pallas Kunaiyi-Akpannah needed to rack up 14 points and 3 rebounds on the night as she made 5 out of 7 attempted shots. 

Captain Adaora Elonu dropped 14 points and 2 steals as the team closed out the game in emphatic fashion. 

With coach Otis Hughley giving enough playing time to all the players in camp bar Victoria Macaulay who watched from the bench, it was a dominant performance as all the players got at least 2 points. 

Atonye Nyingifa had 10 points, 3 rebounds and 2 assists while Promise Amukamara scored 8 points and 5 steals 

The battle for a seat on the plane to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games continues on Saturday with a game against world number 8- Serbia by 4 pm at the same venue.