Having picked up three defeats at the ongoing Commonwealth Games, D’Tigers have again failed to impress in their outing as they lose a fourth consecutive game to Scotland on Tuesday.
Despite a spirited performance in the course of the game, the Nigeria’s senior basketball team were pipped 66-61 by the Europeans in the men’s basketball event qualifying final.
D’Tigers lost their first two quarters 16-23, 12-17 but bounced back to win the third quarter 18-6 – which brought both teams level on 46-46.
But the fourth quarter saw Scotland win 20-15 over Nigeria, as the five-point difference earned them a place in the semifinals of the event ahead of D’Tigers.
Nigeria’s captain, Ike Diogu, was the top-scorer of the game, posting a double-double in the loss, recording 24 points and 15 rebounds.
D’Tigers had earlier lost to New Zealand, Australia and Canada in the preliminary round pool A, and their fourth defeat today means they are out of the running for a medal.