Nigeria progressed to the semi-finals of the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) Women's AfroBasket tournament in Dakar with a commanding victory against the Democratic Republic of Congo.
The reigning champions knew they would have a physical battle at the Dakar Arena in Senegal and DR Congo did not disappoint.
Nigeria forged ahead 22-9 at the end of the first quarter and had the match all but sown up with a 38-15 half-time lead.
Ezinne Kalu was influential with 17 points as they pressed on in the second half to secure a 79-46 triumph.
They are now due to meet Mali in the semi-finals after they defeated Ivory Coast 60-51.
Touty Gandega played a crucial role for Mali, contributing 15 points for the 2017 bronze medallists.
Mozambique, who finished fourth two years ago, ensured their place in the last four with an 80-66 victory against Egypt.
Hosts Senegal await after they defeated Angola 88-54 in the last of the quarter-finals.
Yacine Diop and Mame-Marie Sy-Diop were the key protaganists with 14, and 12 points, respectively.
All four semi-finalists have ensured their place in the African Olympic qualifying tournament.
Two additional places are up for grabs for the losing quarter-finalists, with the teams finishing fifth and sixth also progressing to the Tokyo 2020 qualifier.