Kukoma Diamonds on Tuesday opened a six point lead at the top of the Rainbow Paints Southern Region Netball League following their victory against an improved Prison Sisters side at Blantyre Youth Centre.
Diamonds, who sweated in beating the Zomba based out-fit 76-37 have 36 points from 12 games, while Tigresses, who are on the second slot have 30 points from 11 games.
During the game, Prison Sisters threw-off the match on a positive note, as they were a marvel to watch with their passes despite that most of their players are young.
Diamonds named an unchanged side, as players like Jessica Sanudi, Wezzie Kayira, Bridget Kumwenda and Alinafe Kamwala were featured for the game.
Prison Sisters found their stride and close the baskets gap up a four-goal lead, but Diamonds fought their way back into the contest widen the baskets gap 20-9 at the break.
The Zomba based side came hard in the second quarter, as Ethel led her colleagues notching more baskets, but lack experience let them down.
In the last quarter, Dimonds were kept on the tight rope, as Prison matched them but failed to contain Jessica Sanudi, who notched most of the baskets for her side.
After the last whistle, Diamonds centre Sheira Dimba conceded that Prison was tough, but was quick to stress that experience won after the last whistle.
“Prison is a good side, and they have good players, but we knew where to hit them hard, especially in the third quarter,” said Dimba.
She also vowed that their team will cling on the summit table until the end of the season.
In another encounter, Alliance Capital clipped Gerald Tasaukadala 68-25.
Meanwhile, games will continue on Thursday with Thunder Queens expected to take on Shizaella, while Kukoma Diamonds have a date against Chilomoni Sisters.