The Sunday Mail
DUELS between Vixens and UZ Sparks have arguably been some of the more entertaining match-ups of the Harare Basketball Association (HBA)’s 2021/2022 season.
However, Vixens seem to have always had their opponents’ number, as the Harare-based outfit has come out tops when it mattered.
Take the recently held Basketball Union of Zimbabwe (BUZ) National League, for example.
The two teams met twice, with the Simon Lawson-coached side emerging victors in both encounters courtesy of 71-58 and 63-49 scorelines, the latter coming in the final of the competition held in Bulawayo on Monday last week.
The victory gave Vixens their second trophy of the season, the first being the HBA title last month.
In breaking down his team’s dominance this season, Lawson might as well have stoked the flames of what promises to be an exciting rivalry going forward.
For the veteran coach, the double came as no surprise.
“Getting the double has always been one of our core businesses from the time Vixens was founded a few years ago, as it is a team that was formed to chase championships,” said Lawson.
“We are not a team that was created to merely make up the numbers; we want to win.”
With the double firmly in the bag, both Vixens and UZ Sparks are set to switch their attention to the Zone Six Club Championships.