Malawi University of Science and Technology (Must) on Saturday narrowed the gap with leaders Poly Wildcarts in the men’s section of the South Zone Mo626Ice College Basketball after beating Malawi College of Accountancy (MCA)-Blantyre Campus. 75-67.
Following the victory at Blantyre Youth Centre, Must have eight points from five games, two points behind Poly who have so far won all their five matches in the National Bank of Malawi (NBM) plc-sponsored contest.
MCA made amends by winning their other game against Catholic University (CU) 67-41. CU went on to pick themselves up to defeat College of Medicine (CoM) 44-26.
In the ladies’ section, CoM piped CU 30-29 while MCA lost both their matches 34-17 and 44-12 to Must and CU, respectively. CoM now have nine points, a point behind leaders Poly.
In the Central Zone, reigning champions MCA-Lilongwe campus returned to the summit of the eight-team log table after beating Africa Bible College (ABC) Lions 74-61 and Natural Resources College 78-47.
MCA now have 21 points from 11 matches and their captain Hydin Mafuta said: “The games were exciting and we worked hard for both victories.”
He also said the presence of the sponsors was a big motivation to the teams.
It was the first loss following ABC who were awarded their match against Nalikule for the latter’s failure to show up.
The most exciting game of the afternoon, was however, between Malawi Assembles of God University (Magu) and Bunda which was abandoned with just three and a half minutes to play due to darkness as the former led 40-39.
As of yesterday, the organisers had not yet decided on the way forward.
In their other match, Bunda thumped Daeyang 134-35.
In the ladies section, ABC beat Nalikule 46-31 while Magu beat NRC 53-40. Six matches failed to take place due to some teams’ failure to show up and were awarded to those present by forfeit.