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Basketball

  • Athleta, Luxol land first honour

    Athleta, Luxol land first honour

    Gżira Athleta 59Floriana MCP Car Parks 45(34-24, 25-21) The 2016/17 basketball campaign got under way with the customary pre-season Independence Cup tournament, for men and women, where each game lasts 30 minutes and a marathon 23 games are played...

  • Whitehead – new foreign player for Gżira Athleta

    Whitehead – new foreign player for Gżira Athleta

    Gżira Athleta have strengthened their squad ahead of the 2016/17 season with the signing of Josiah Whitehead. After graduating from Robert Morris University in 2010, Whitehead took up basketball on a professional level. In 2015, he played in...

  • Summer training at Hibs basketball nursery

    Activities at the Hibernians Basketball Club and Nursery did not stop during the summer period. The Summer School attracted over 60 children, the club said in a statement. Some of the sessions at the Corradino Sports Complex were attended by...

  • Luxol to host US side in exhibition game

    Under the auspices of the Malta Basketball Association, Luxol will be hosting the basketball team of Bryant University Bulldogs who play in the Northeast Conference NCAA Division One. The Bryant University team are currently in Italy. They were...

  • Third successive basketball triumph for Dream Team

    Third successive basketball triumph for Dream Team

    The United States won their third straight gold medal in men’s Olympic basketball, hammering Serbia 96-66 in the final at the Rio Games last night. It was a winning send-off for head coach Mike Krzyzewski in his final game with Team USA.

  • US men down Spain to reach basketball final

    US men down Spain to reach basketball final

    The United States continued their reign over Spain with a scrappy 82-76 win to put them through to the gold medal final of the men’s basketball tournament for a third straight Olympics. The Americans will ride a 24-game Olympic winning streak into...

  • Argentina to face US in last eight

    Croatia beat Lithuania 90-81 in the final preliminary round game of the Olympic men’s basketball tournament, vaulting from fifth to the top of Group B and avoiding a nightmare quarter-final clash with the unbeaten US. Instead, Argentina have drawn...

  • US on top after nervy basketball win

    The US men’s basketball team closed out pool play with an un-beaten record but a nervy 100-97 win over France confirmed that getting to the top step of the Olympic podium will not be an easy climb. “I felt we were going to dominate these Games...

  • Under-18 girls clinch bronze

    Under-18 girls clinch bronze

    Women’s basketball in Malta savoured another good dose of success on the international scene a few days ago with the bronze medal won by the Under-18 girls’ team to complement the title claimed by their senior peers in the FIBA European...

  • Malta hit back to beat Ireland 67-59 in women’s final

    Malta hit back to beat Ireland 67-59 in women’s final

    Steffi DeMartino potted 16 points and Christina Grima 15 as the Maltese women’s team won the FIBA tournament for European small nations for a third time after beating Ireland 67-59 in the final, yesterday. At half-time, Malta were trailing by ten...

  • Adamoli’s girls beat Moldova to reach final

    The Malta women’s team will contest today’s final of the FIBA Championship for Small States after brushing aside Moldova 90-30 in a one-sided semi-final in Gibraltar yesterday. Angela Adamoli’s girls were in a class of their own against the...

  • Adamoli’s girls reach semi-finals in Gibraltar

    Adamoli’s girls reach semi-finals in Gibraltar

    The Malta women’s team are in a good position to improve on the bronze medal they won in their last showing at the FIBA Championships for European Small States this weekend after reaching the semi-finals of this year’s tournament, being played in...

  • Malta teams to compete in FIBA events next week

    Malta teams to compete in FIBA events next week

    A busy week lies ahead for the Malta Basketball Association (MBA) as all the national teams, from youth level to the seniors, will be involved in FIBA competitions. Tomorrow, the men’s squad, spearheaded by MBA president Paul Sultana, will fly to...

  • Lebron withdraws from Rio consideration – report

    LeBron James has decided to withdraw from US Olympic basketball team consideration for the Rio Games in order to get some rest, the cleveland.com website reported. James, who led the Cavaliers to victory over the Golden State Warriors in a...

  • Cleveland complete comeback to win NBA title

    Cleveland complete comeback to win NBA title

    LeBron James (centre) and Kyrie Irving led the way as Cleveland Cavaliers completed a historic comeback to win the NBA title on Sunday. Trailing 3-1 to outgoing champions Golden State Warriors after four games of the best-of-seven series, the...

  • CSKA Moscow end long drought to clinch Euroleague in Berlin final

    CSKA Moscow end long drought to clinch Euroleague in Berlin final

    CSKA Moscow won their seventh Euroleague title and the first since 2008 after inspired performances by guards Milos Teodosic and Nando De Colo led them to a dramatic 101-96 overtime win over Fenerbahce Istanbul in Sunday night’s final. Ending a...

  • Dream year for super Starlites

    Dream year for super Starlites

    Starlites Basketball Club ended their 2015/16 campaign in style after winning all honours at stake in the men’s competitions organised by the Malta Basketball Association to establish a new record that will probably last for several years to...

  • Luxol beat Hibs to retain title

    Luxol beat Hibs to retain title

    Caffe Moak Luxol retained the Women’s League championship after beating Electrofix Hibernians yesterday to open an unassailable 4-1 lead in the best-of-seven play-off final series. Hibernians Electrofix 38Caffe Moak Luxol 51 (14-10, 8-15, 9-20,...

  • Hibs hit back strongly to stay in title hunt

    Hibs hit back strongly to stay in title hunt

    Hibernians Electrofix 52Caffe Moak Luxol 40 (16-5, 15-10, 13-13, 8-12) Hibs Electrofix are still in the running for the 2015-16 Women’s League after beating Caffe Moak Luxol in Sunday’s third match from the best-of-seven series. Hibs are now...

  • Di Fonzo leaves national team

    Di Fonzo leaves national team

    Paolo Di Fonzo has stepped down as coach of the men’s national team. Di Fonzo, who succeeded Italian compatriot Bruno DiPietrantonio in September 2011, said in a short statement on his facebook page that he left the team due to personal...

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