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Bravehearts, Knights soar in Cezobal

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Bravehearts and Central Knights continued their impressive performances in the Central Zone Basketball League (Cezobal) after registering victories last weekend.

The newly promoted side, Bravehearts, whitewashed giants Mimbulu 74-57 in an entertaining match at Civo Basketball Court on Saturday night while Knights registered an emphatic 81-63 victory over Blazers at the same venue on Sunday.

Led by Madalitso Kadiwa and Hydin Mafuta, Bravehearts were too good for Mimbulu for the better part of the game.

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Featuring the likes of Edgar Ng’ong’ola, Mimbulu completely switched off in the last quarter as Bravehearts pounded them mercilessly.

At the end of the match, Bravehearts captain, Kadiwa, warned his charges to guard against complacency.

“We have started the league on a high but we should be careful because other teams will be coming hard on us. This is the tough league and we can not afford to relax,” he said.

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Bravehearts have maintained their unbeaten run in the league having claimed 15 points from five games.

On Sunday, Swaziland-bound Knights showed class and determination throughout the game when they trounced Blazers.

Knights captain, Lucky Makonokaya, said this year’s league will be the most exciting ever.

“It seems there are more good teams compared to last season. This will surely make the season exciting and entertaining,” he said.

In other games, Lady Dynamites beat Lady Cougars 43-35 in the women’s league with Central Spartans defeating Trojans 111-9 in the men’s developmental league.

The top four teams compete in the play-offs to determine the champions at the end of the season. Knights are defending champions having won the title last year after beating Cougars 2-1 in the best of three series.

Meanwhile, Knights have stepped up preparations for this month’s Swaziland trip.

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