As a Tokyo Olympic basketball girl, Japan defeated Nigeria 102 to 83 in the final round of the qualifying league, scoring a total of 2 wins and 1 loss, and advanced to the quarterfinals for the second consecutive tournament.

Japan, which is ranked 10th in the world ranking, has won 1 win and 1 loss so far in the qualifying league, and played against Nigeria, who is 17th in the world, in the final round held at Saitama Super Arena on the 2nd.

In the first half, Saki Hayashi, a 26-year-old player who participated for the first time in Japan, scored three-point shots in quick succession against the opponent who laid down the zone defense by making the best use of the height, leading 51 to 38.

Even with shots from the outside in the second half, Hayashi scored seven in this match, and Yuki Miyazawa, who participated in two consecutive tournaments, also scored five to push Nigeria out and win 102 to 83.

Japan advanced to the quarter-finals for the second consecutive tournament with a total record of 2 wins and 1 loss in the qualifying league.

3-point shoot barrage Hayashi "I thought I'd definitely decide"

Saki Hayashi, who scored 23 goals at the top of both teams by scoring seven 3-point shots, said, "After the previous game, I heard the director's words,'I can do more shooters,' and I think I will definitely decide. I'm glad I was able to play a role. "

For the quarter-finals, I was enthusiastic, "I want to give back to the people who have supported me so far, and I want to express myself on the court with confidence in what I have done."

Captain Takada "I want to fight as a team"

Captain Maki Takada said, "I'm relieved to win. I think I got the rhythm by continuing to shoot, including 3 points."

For the quarter-finals, which will be the second consecutive tournament, "We haven't been able to play ourselves in the defense, so we want to be more aggressive and connect to the attack. From here on, each play is important. I want to fight as a team as a whole. "