Rainbow Paints Blantyre and Districts Netball League (BDNL) top-five teams kept the fire burning on Saturday after registering emphatic victories at Blantyre Youth Centre.
First Choice Tigresses thrashed Chilomoni Sisters 77-28 to keep a tight grip at the summit of the 11-team log-table with 24 points, having won all their 12 games so far while defending champions Kukoma Diamonds whipped Polytechnic Sisters 69-25 to remain second on 22 points.
Imosys confined Gerald Tasaukadala Sisters to 66-33 beating to keep their third place stand in tact on 20 points, whereas Prison Sisters beat Prophet Mbewe Sisters 80-35 to remain fourth on 18 points. Shizaella Sisters are fifth on 16 points after a 50-33 triumph over Polytechnic.
Tigresses coach Peace Chawinga-Kaluwa said they are happy to have registered a wide margin win.
“We are excited with this emphatic win, it is vital in our title campaign. It is our plan to win all our remaining games with as many baskets as possible because we do not know whether the champions will be determined by points difference or basket margins,” she said.
Diamonds coach Noel Mussa said their latest resounding victory over Polytechnic was proof of their determination to defend the title.
“We played well today and it is our wish to keep this rhythm in the remaining fixtures. Nothing is impossible in netball,” he said.
So far, the top-five teams are remaining with eight games each to conclude their fixtures.
BDNL general secretary Annie Hanjahanja-Billie said they are happy with the competitiveness of the league so far.