Queens shooter Sindi Simtowe-Msowoya inspired her team Tigresses to two victories at Blantyre Youth Centre (BYC).
The victories over Gerald Tasaukadala Sisters (101-13) and Prison Sisters (75-43) have helped them to ascend to the summit of Rainbow Paints Southern Region Netball League (SRNL).
The prolific goal-poacher was out of action for over a month due to a hamstring injury that prevented her from making the grade in Malawi Queens’ squad that brought bronze from the recent Fast5 World Netball Series in Australia.
At almost 95 percent shooting accuracy, she lifted up the spirits of the depleted Tigresses that were without their three key defenders Grace Mwafulirwa-Mhango, Laureen Ngwira and Beauty Basiyawo.
“I feel great to have helped my team to win,” said Simtowe-Msowoya.
“I will do my best in the next games to help my team defend the league title.”
Tigresses’ coach Peace Chawinga-Kaluwa said she was delighted with the overall performance of the team and Simtowe-Msowoya’s exploits in particular.
She said: “We had a depleted team, yet the available players put up a gallant fight to earn fantastic results. We were quite nervous at the start of our games because we were not sure if the up-and-coming players such as Awema Chikaonda, Takondwa Chalira and Cathy Khofi could perfectly fill in the gaps but they did not disappoint.”
Tigresses lead the 10-team log table with 30 points from 11 games while their rivals Kukoma Diamonds, who beat Alliance Capital Stars 58-25 on Sunday, are second with the same points, but have inferior basket difference.
However, Diamonds have a game in hand.
Thunder Queens trounced Young Professionals 79-20 to cling on to the third-place with 24 points from 10 games.
Alliance Capital Stars are fourth with the same points from 12 matches.
According to SRNL general secretary Annie Hanjahanja-Billie, Diamonds will take on Tasaukadala Sisters at the BYC in a mid-week encounter tomorrow. n