Argentina Outguns Nigeria D’Tigers at the FIBA Stankovic Cup.

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Africa’s representatives to the 9th Stankovic Continental Champions Cup, D’Tigers, lost their third match in quick succession this afternoon in Lanzhou, China.

D'Tigers' 0-3 Record So Far at the Continental Championship is Not a Good One For Coach Tunde Bakare.
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Nigeria‘s senior men’s basketball team lost to South American champions Argentina 54-74 to remain bottom of the table with three points.

The victory was Argentina’s second straight win at the basketball tourney, setting up a 2-1 record, second on five points pending the result of the match between China and Germany.

Both team stayed close throughout the first half. Argentina eked out a 14-13 lead after ten minutes of action. Nigeria erased the deficit in the second frame.

The African powerhouse tied things up at 31-all after twenty minutes of action. Argentina regained control in the third term. The Latin American team limited Nigeria to 14 points in the period and surged ahead for a 53-45 advantage.

Argentina outgunned their opponents 18-9 in the fourth quarter and secured the win at the end.

Adrian Boccia (195-G/F-82) stepped up with 14 points for the winners. Juan Gutierrez (205-F/C-83) accounted for 13 points, while Selem Safar (190-SG-87) and Marcos Delia (206-C-92) added 7 points each for the winners.

Stan Okoye (198-F-91, agency: Interperformances) and Abubakar Usman (192-G-86) responded with 15 points each for Nigeria.

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