Central Zone Basketball League side Bravehearts have become the first national ladies’ basketball champions.
Bravehearts defeated their Lilongwe city rivals Lady Dynamites 75-44 on Sunday to emerge champions during the national ladies’ basketball finals held at Domasi College in Zomba from Friday.
To reach the final, Bravehearts defeated Southern Zone Basketball League side Lady Bricks 65- 30 whereas Dynamites saw off Angels 53-51.
In a third-place play-off, Lady Bricks finished on third position following their 37-36 narrow win over Angels.
Basketball Association of Malawi (Basmal) President, Hamlet Kamtengeni, said the tournament, involving seven teams, lived up to its billing.
“The display of the teams was so encouraging. It appears that the ladies went out there to prove a point that we were sideling them,” he said about the competition which will be used to select a national team for participation in 2020 Olympic Games’ qualifiers.
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