Nigeria’s D’ Tigress were on Saturday beaten 86-68 by Australia in their opening match at the 2018 Fiba Women’s World Cup in Spain.
The Australians took the lead in the first quarter, winning 24-17 as Nigeria fought back to win the third quarter.
They won it 23-21 with the Australians doubled their effort to claim a 23-14 win
The West Africans will now take on Europeans Turkey on Sunday night in the second match of the competition.
A win for Nigeria will be their first ever at the Fiba World Cup.