Nigeria’s chances of advancing to the next round of the London 2012 Olympic Games suffered a setback Tuesday evening, as Lithuania basketball team beat D’Tigers 72-53 points in their second Group A match.
The Lithuanians, who were on a revenge mission for their loss to Nigeria’s D’Tigers during the Olympic qualifiers in Venezuela shortly before the London Games, asserted their superiority over their Nigerian opponents, leading 14-8 in the first quarter of the game.
The Nigerians heighten their game by closing the gap in the second quarter of the game, but still lost 20-19 points.
Seeing that D’Tigers were struggling to bounce back into the match, Lithuania raised their game against the Nigerian side that failed to maintain the momentum in the third quarter.
Lithuania went ahead to win the quarter 22-13, and sealed their victory in the fourth quarter with 16-13 points to win the encounter 72-53 points.
Lithuania, who snatched their first victory against Nigeria on Tuesday, lost their opening match 102-79 points to Argentina, while Nigeria defeated Tunisia 60-56 points in the first match.