Speedy winning train on track for Baby Proteas

netball19 March 2024 13:54| Β© SuperSport
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The Baby SPAR Proteas extended their winning run in the Netball World Youth Cup 2025 Regional Qualifiers in Pretoria on Tuesday by trouncing winless Kenya.

Coach Precious Mthembu’s charges were ruthless in attack, restricting their opponents to only scoring three goals while they notched 19 in the first 15 minutes of the game. 

Tactically disciplined, South Africa were equally dominant in the second quarter as they managed to score 18 more goals while Kenya could only muster four.

The halftime score was 37-7 in favour of the hosts.

The Baby Proteas made some personnel changes in the second half of the match with coach Precious looking to give some fresh legs a run.

In the end, it was South Africa that claimed the maximum points, taking the match 70-16 to make it four wins in four games.

Speaking after the game, Precious Mthembu spoke about some of the things they needed to improve. 

"The girls struggled a bit in the third quarter, and I think it is the legs tiring now, we have had a hectic couple of days behind us. This is something that we need to work on as we progress. We need to remain disciplined and manage the workload evenly across the entire team. We have another hectic and physical game against Malawi on Wednesday so we must be prepared for them."

The second match of the day was a clash between Tanzania and Malawi.

Tanzania come into their fourth match without a win while their counterparts had one win in two matches. 

Malawi dominated the match and were leading 31-15 at halftime and eventually claimed a 64-24 victory to move one position up to second spot on the log.