Leaders First Choice Tigresses on Saturday maintained their 100 percent record in the Rainbow Paints Blantyre and Districts Netball League (BDNL) in style after thrashing log table anchors Chileka Sisters 124-2 at Blantyre Youth Centre.
BDNL general secretary Annie Hanjahanja-Billie said this was the first time in the 11-team league for a side to lose a match after scoring only two baskets in the entire four quarters.
Chileka scored a single basket in each of the first and second quarters as Tigresses forced them into rearguard action.
Ironically, while Tigresses have registered 15-straight wins to lead the pack on 30 points, Chileka have so far lost all their 15 matches to anchor the table without a point.
Said Billie” “We have seen teams losing after planting single-digit baskets, but it has never reached this point. However, in netball, anything can happen,” she said.
Chileka Sisters coach Grace Chimtendere attributed their embarrassing defeat to the absence of some senior players.
“Most of our reliable players were not available and we just featured fringe players just to fulfil the fixture and avoid granting Tigresses a bonus 150-0 victory. We hope to do well in our next games,” she said.
In other games on Saturday, second-placed Kukoma Diamonds beat Prison Sisters 50-25 while Chilomoni Sisters won 46-30 against Gerald Tasaukadala Sisters. Polytechnic Sisters lost 38-60 to third-positioned Imosys before finding solace in 46-24 triumph over Machinjiri Sisters.