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  • Virtus defy the odds

    Virtus defy the odds

    Athleta A-Z Electronics 61Virtus Cynergi 75 (17-14, 17-12, 10-27, 17-22) Virtus Cynergi are the new national champions after knocking Athleta A-Z Electronics from their perch with a stunning clean sweep in the best-of-five final series at the...

  • Athleta’s best effort not enough to stop Luxol from series whitewash

    Athleta’s best effort not enough to stop Luxol from series whitewash

    Honey Athleta 51Caffe Moak Luxol 73 (19-19, 15-10, 10-25, 7-19) Caffe Moak Luxol kept hold of the women’s league crown after dashing Honey Athleta’s slim hopes by winning the third game and opening an unassailable 3-0 lead in the final play-offs...

  • Cynergi Virtus and Caffe Moak Luxol complete whitewash in basketball finals

    Cynergi Virtus and Caffe Moak Luxol complete whitewash in basketball finals

    The basketball national leagues came to a close yesterday with Cynergi Virtus claiming the men’s title and the women’s honour again going to Caffe Moak Luxol. While the latter lived up to expectations by retaining the title when beating Athleta...

  • Virtus one win away from title

    Virtus one win away from title

    Newcomers Virtus Cynergi are one win away from the title after racing into a 2-0 lead in the BOV League play-off final series against champions AtoZ Electronics Athleta Virtus Cynergi 60A- Z Elect. Athleta 55 (17-11, 15-17, 15-11, 13-16) Champions...

  • Hibs have final say in decider

    Hibs have final say in decider

    Hibernians are the men’s BOV Division Two champions after beating Mellieħa Mr Green 60-40 in the fifth match from the final play-off series on Sunday. The Paolites looked on course to complete a whitewash after winning the opening two matches in...

  • Advantage Luxol

    Caffe Moak Luxol 62Honey Athleta 53 (11-8, 18-14, 18-14, 15-17) Caffe Moak Luxol launched their bid to retain the title in convincing fashion as they overcame Honey Athleta in the opening match of the best-of-five play-off league final. Athleta...

  • NBA takes know-how to Cuba, first for US pro league

    The National Basketball Association (NBA), along with basketball’s international governing body, announced plans yesterday to host a developmental camp for male and female players in Cuba, in the first such initiative by a US pro sports league...

  • Exciting play-off series anticipated

    Exciting play-off series anticipated

    The men’s BOV League has reached a season peak as reigning champions Athleta A-Z Electronics and Cynergi Virtus will go head-to-head in a best-of-five play-off final which gets under way with Game One next Wednesday. For Athleta, reaching the...

  • Virtus eliminate Floriana

    Virtus eliminate Floriana

    Virtus Cynergi will be challenging champions A-Z Electronics Athleta for the national title after beating Floriana Cafe Del Mar in a decisive third match from the semi-final series. Virtus Cynergi 63Floriana Café Del Mar 55 (20-13, 18-4, 16-25,...

  • Luxol to defend title against Athleta

    Defending champions Caffe Moak Luxol and Honey Athleta have earned the right to contest the final of the St James Hospital women’s basketball league after eliminating Hibs and PAVI Depiro respectively in the best-of-three semi-final series. Having...

  • Athleta seal final berth, Floriana force decider

    Athleta seal final berth, Floriana force decider

    Champions A to Z Electronics Athleta secured their place in the final of the BOV League after beating BUPA Luxol 2-0 in the best-of-three semi-final. Their opponents will be known on Sunday after Floriana Café Del Mar forced a third decisive game...

  • Early advantage for Luxol and Athleta

    Caffe Moak Luxol and Honey Athleta have seized the initiative after winning the first game of their semi-final play-offs against Hibs Medsea and PAVI Depiro respectively. Hibs gained an early lead, 5-2, but Luxol, the top team at the end of the...

  • Greens spoil Siġġiewi’s SF play-offs aspirations

    Greens spoil Siġġiewi’s SF play-offs aspirations

    Floriana Café del Mar 69Remax Siġġiewi Citadel 68 (24-14, 13-18, 21-21, 11-15) Siġġiewi fought hard in the last quarter to turn the tide in their favour but then allowed Floriana to get back in and spoil their play-offs chances. This was the most...

  • Athleta in narrow win over Hibs

    The play-offs pairings in the women’s championship were determined last weekend despite another round of matches left to complete the regular season. Athleta made sure of third place in the standings after narrowly beating Hibs 55-53 and, as...

  • Crucial win for Luxol

    Crucial win for Luxol

    Remax Siġġiewi Citadel 66BUPA Luxol 78 (18-21, 14-19, 19-21, 15-17) Luxol obtained the victory they needed to maintain their hopes of a place in the play-offs. Luxol raised their game when it mattered most but Siġġiewi failed to deliver in this...

  • Champs back to winning ways

    Caffe Moak Luxol strengthened their top placing in the women’s National League after defeating Honey Athleta on Sunday as PAVI Depiro swept past bottom-placed DHL Phoenix. After their defeat to Hibernians, Luxol were back to winning ways in the...

  • Athleta too strong for Luxol, Virtus hit back

    Athleta too strong for Luxol, Virtus hit back

    Athleta A-Z Electronics 90BUPA Luxol 57 (17-13, 25-9, 25-18, 23-17) Though having Omar Said missing, table-toppers Athleta were still too strong for Luxol who left much to be desired, particularly in defence and their shooting percentage. After a...

  • Luxol girls suffer first upset in the league

    Hibs continued with their good run of form inflicting the first defeat on women’s league leaders Caffe Moak Luxol, on Sunday. Hibs had their leading points-getter Christine Grima in top form and new foreigner Jorvana Karakesevic, of Serbia,...

  • Siġġiewi, Floriana stay in hunt for play-offs

    Siġġiewi, Floriana stay in hunt for play-offs

    Floriana Café Del Mar 70Virtus Cynergi 65 (22-22, 19-12, 16-12, 13-19) Needing a win to keep their play-off hopes alive, Floriana rose to the occasion as they saw off Virtus who completed a miserable week in which they suffered three...

  • Hibs edge Depiro in tight encounter

    The play-offs line-up was decided last weekend after Honey Athleta upstaged DHL Phoenix at the start of the third round and Hibs downed PAVI Depiro. Caffe Moak Luxol, Honey Athleta, PAVI Depiro and Hibs will contest the play-offs. Hibs booked...

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