Adaora Elonu, Amy Okonkwo and Pallas Kunaiyi-Akpana all scored 14 points a-piece as D’Tigress of Nigeria cruise to a blow-out 89-63 win over world number 21 Puerto Rico in a Friendly game played at Lange Munte Lange, in Kotrijk Belgium.
Nigeria got 36 points from turnovers also scored 17 points from fast break, 8 better than Puerto Rico.
They controlled the game both offensively and defensively, shooting 46 points 23/35 from the paints with a percentage of 65.7%. Ezinne Kalu had just 14 minutes on the Court, but gave a good account of herself, adding 6 points plus a game-high 5 steals and 3 blocks.
Captain of the team Adaora Elonu, showed leadership qualities, hitting 2/3 from downtown 66.7%, 5/7 field goals.
Atonye Nyigifa and Promise Amukamara combined for 18 points scoring 10 and 8 respectively, legendary Aisha Balarabi added 6 points.
Jazmon Gwathmey registered a game-high 16 points for Puerto Rico.
Slovakia Extra-Liga Championship MVP, Nicole Enabosi played her first game with the National team. With a couple of new names in the squad, Hurtis Hughley knows he as a huge task to accomplish in selecting who goes to the Olympics.
With the victory it means the Nigeria female team kick-starts preparation for Tokyo 2020 Olympics on a bright note.
Up next for D’Tigress will be another friendly game against Serbia 4pm Nigerian time on Saturday.