Thunder Queens displaced Alliance Capital Stars on third position in the Rainbow Paints Southern Region Netball League after beating Shizaella Queens 67-18 on Thursday afternoon at Blantyre Youth Centre.
Both teams have 27 points, but Thunder Queens have a better goal aggregate. Thunder Queens have also played 11 games, while Alliance have played 13 games.
Kukoma Diamonds are still on top of the table with 39 points after they also won against Chilomoni Sisters in an early kick-off.
Back in the court yard, an error-strewn first half left Shizaella 15 baskets behind, but they recovered in an exhilarating second quarter but they could match Thunder Queens.
It was a physical third quarter, Thunder Queens led by their inspirational captain Joana Kachilika produced a strong defensive display and out-witted Shizaella attack to take another lead at half-time.
The presence of players like Pido and Thandiwe Saenda proved the difference in the last quarter, as Thunder produced a stunning performance.
As Shizaella began to tire, the experienced Kachilika, Thandiwe helped their side see out the game.
And the much improved Thunder Queens side held their nerve to seal their victory, to keep them on course to displace Alliance on third slot.