Bunda Olivettes vented their anger on struggling Lady Dynamites on Saturday, beating them 21-35 to end a points drought that has been haunting them since the start of the Central Zone Basketball League (Cezobal) last month.
The students had a poor run last season when they finished at the bottom of the table. The poor journey seemed to continue this year as they failed to register consecutive victories the whole of last month, winning only one game in four assignments.
But the students came with a different message on Saturday.
Inspired by Tewanandi Banda, Carlo Luka, Yvonne Kamanga, Martha Chisale and Thoko Chikuni, the students enjoyed a good run throughout the game and managed to lead in all quarters.
In an interview after the game, Bunda Olivettes assistant coach, Nick Chitete, said his team is coming full force this year and wants to win the championship.
“We are tired of being underdogs. We are a different team this year. Todayâ€™s victory marks a new chapter in our mission to win the title. No team should underrate us,” said Chitete.
While acknowledging defeat, Dynamites captain Daisy Mafuleka blamed it on the quality of players in her squad.
Said Mafuleka: “We are still struggling in the league because we are building a new a team. All our players have transferred to Blantyre. I am the only survivor from the previous squad. We are yet to catch our rhythm, but I donâ€™t think this will affect our dream to win the title, we will do it.”
Bunda Olivettes are now third on the table with six points. ABC Lady Lions lead with 9 points followed by Lady Bayonnets on eight points. NRC Cheetahs remain at the bottom of the table with a point.