A dominant offensive display from Alliance Capital Star goal shooters Yamikani Davalasi and Memory Kandulu led the much improved side to a 40-32 win over Shizaella Sisters on Tuesday in the Rainbow Paints Southern Region Netball League at Blantyre Youth Centre.
The towering Davalasi employed her height and reach advantage over Shizaella defender Florence to good use.
The pair were a marvel to watch as Alliance eased to victory over a valiant Shizaella outfit.
The Mary Waya girls went on the offensive from the get-go, repeatedly hitting Davalasi with passes over the top from midcourters Rabecca Damiano and Phalles Mkama.
Davalasi, who is following into the footsteps of the only Malawian foreign based netballer Mwawi Kumwenda netted 16 of her 17 shots in the first quarter as Alliance raced to a six –baskets lead.
Goalkeeper Joyce Saizi marshaled from the back with authority and restricting limiting Shizaella’s shooter Hawa from notching in more baskets.
The match followed a similar pattern in the second quarter, as Alliance put their foot down.
Davalasi again and Memory snared a combined 17 goal assists over the two quarters to take Alliance into the half-time break ahead.
Coach Mary Waya rung in the changes at the half-time break, introducing Edna for injured Davalasi, but she missed a number of scoring opportunities, no wonder Waya gambled by re-introducing Davalasi again in the last quarter.
In another encounter, Chilomoni Sisters beat Gerald Tasaukadala 40-32 baskets in a highly contested match.