Malawi Queens claimed their first victory at the Fast5 netball world series, with 46-12 baskets win over Jamaica at Hisense Arena in Australia.
After a heart breaking 24-23 defeat to Australia and a humiliating 43-22 defeat to England, the Queens had no trouble accounting Jamaica after setting up the win with an 6-0 opening quarter.
Jamaica failed to capitalise on its nominated power play quarter, scoring fewer baskets in the second quarter while the Queens scored more than 10 baskets in its power play in the same quarter.
In the third quarter, Malawi scored 18 baskets against Jamaica’ 10 baskets, with the Queens completing the routing in the third quarter with 46 baskets against Jamaica’s 12.
Goal shooter Mwayi Kumwenda was enjoying the game as she tormented Jamaica’s defence, no wonder she has scored more baskets in the routing.
Last time at the World Netball Series, Malawi lost to Jamaica by a single basket, sending a strong warning to their opponents that they were closing in.
Malawi’s focus now turns to bitter rivals South Africa who are yet to register a victory in the on-going tourney.
Victory for the Queens over South Africa will give them an edge in the netball rankings.
Earlier on Saturday, the Queens lost to Australia by a single basket.
The Queens were super in the final quarter, forcing Australia to hold off a strong finish from Malawi.
Kumwenda delivered the highlight of the game when she nailed a three-point shot during her team’s power play for a six-point return.