Nigeria secured its second Afrobasket victory with a 71-55 win against Kenya in Rwanda as they set their sight on an automatic quarter finals ticket
D’Tigers came out with a 20-8 win in the first quarter while Kenya picked the second quarter 18-14pts but that was not enough to stop Nigeria finishing the first half 34-26.
Uzodinma Utomi took it from where he left off against Mali scoring 17pts to lead the side against a determined Kenya.
Jeremiah Mordi came off the bench to have a fantastic game offensively and defensively with a total of 10pts and 5 rebounds hassling the Kenyans all around the floor.
TK Edogi scored 9 points, 4rebounds and 1 assist while Jordan Ogundiran had 9pts with an impressive 75% field goal conversion.
Coach Mike Brown at the press conference emphasised on the need to improve as a team most especially defensively.
“I think we had some good shots offensively tonight that didn’t go in but our effort was inconsistent offensively and I thought that was what hurt us more”.