Complex Tigresses were at their ruthless best against a gallant Thunder Queens at Blantyre Youth Centre on Saturday in the Southern Region Netball League, outclassing them 46-38 to increase their chances of clinching the league.
Looking like a captive lion released back into its natural environment, Sindi Simutowe caused havoc from the opening moments of the game as she notched most of the baskets.
In defence, Grace Mwafulirwa strong footwork, consistent hassling and incessant chatter set the tone for a full- court defensive effort – and put Thunders shooter, on notice.
Thunders Sherati, came into the match with an 52% shooting accuracy and one of the skillful netballers in the Rainbow Paints League, but had her work cut out with a marauding Mwafulirwa clearly on a mission.
Tigresses coach Peace Chawinga Kaluwa, who is known for her no-nonsense
approach and commitment to nurturing young talent, brought an experienced side featuring the likes of Lauren Ngwira, who partnered Simutowe.
Tigresses were more dangerous in the third quarter when they started like a shot out of a gun, with a pile of baskets before Thunders finally responded through the likes of Thandi Galeta.
Despite Thunders introducing fresh hands, but it didn’t slow the Simutowe’s juggernaut. Both she and Ngwira continued their dominance and finished the game on a high note.
In other matches, Diamonds were unstoppable in their 77-11 victory against Shizaella.
Rainbow Paints southern region netball league results
-Airwing sisters 43 vs Gerald Tasaukadala 25.
– Prison Sisters 67 vs Chilomoni sisters 26.
-Prison sisters 65 vs Gerald Tasaukadala12.
-Airwing sisters 50 vs Chilomoni sisters 30.
-Diamonds 77 vs Shizaella 11.
-Thunder queens 38 vs Complex Tigresses 46.