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  • Paolites revive hopes after win over Depiro

    Paolites revive hopes after win over Depiro

    Hibernians 71Cynergi Depiro 66 (13-20, 18-28, 22-10, 18-8) Hibs broke their duck in the league after chalking up their first win following a remarkable second-half comeback against Depiro. The Rabat side looked poised for victory after distancing...

  • Hibs girls back in contention

    The race for the play-offs in the MSV Life Women’s League has reached a crucial phase with Hibernians back in contention after beating Depiro last weekend. With Luxol enjoying a rest day, Gżira Athleta seized sole leadership in the standings after...

  • Athleta basketball teams make it a double in Louis Borg Cup finals

    Gżira Athleta claimed both men’s and women’s Louis Borg Cup titles yesterday after emerging winners on aggregate. The men’s team, who had opened a comfortable 21-point margin in Game One, neutralised Floriana’s efforts in the second leg played...

  • Luxol leave it late to beat Gżira Athleta

    Luxol leave it late to beat Gżira Athleta

    Bupa Luxol 80Gżira Athleta 76 (16-25, 13-20, 18-19, 33-12) This game was characterised by a strong Luxol showing in the last quarter as they overturned the score to jot down their fourth win from six matches. A 10-0 run late in the second quarter...

  • Starlites girls back to winning ways

    Hibernians 34Starlites Naxxar 56 (9-11, 6-12, 6-17, 13-16) Starlites got back on track after two defeats in the women’s MSV Life basketball league to go to second in the table, but with a game less, behind Athleta and Luxol. Hibs only managed to...

  • Gżira Athleta protest after cup loss

    This evening, the Malta Basketball Association (MBA) Protests Board will be sitting to examine an official complaint launched by Division One side Gżira Athleta following their BOV KO final upset to Hibernians, on Sunday. Athleta are contending...

  • Athleta dig deep to go top

    Athleta dig deep to go top

    Another two close matches characterised the women’s basketball league over the weekend with both outcomes somewhat identical, one team opening a considerable lead and the other side almost registering a complete turnaround in the score late...

  • Hibernians lift cup

    Hibernians lift cup

    Hibernians 78Gżira Athleta 70 (16-22, 10-10, 20-13, 14-15 – 18-10) Hibernians lifted the Bank of Valletta KO trophy for the third time (their other successes go back to 1988 and 1989) after an overtime win over pre-match favourites Gżira Athleta,...

  • Depiro beat Greens to go top of the table

    Depiro beat Greens to go top of the table

    Cynergi Depiro 72Floriana MCP Car Parks 68 (15-12, 22-18, 13-14, 22-24) This top-of-the-table clash ended with a close win for Depiro who shot to first place in the BOV League standings at the end of the regular season first round, having conceded...

  • Starlites march on after win over Athleta

    Starlites continued with their positive streak in the women’s MSV Life National League as they registered a third win from as many matches after beating Gżira Athleta 47-43. The first half was a low-scoring affair with 37 points shared between the...

  • Depiro outsmart Athleta as ‘big Sam’ returns for Luxol

    Depiro outsmart Athleta as ‘big Sam’ returns for Luxol

    Hibernians 94Starlites Naxxar 103 (26-28, 22-24, 24-31, 22-20) The most entertaining game of the weekend resulted in Starlites’ second league win as they overcame Hibernians’ strong resistance, with the latter still searching for their first...

  • Coppa leads Luxol to victory

    Two close games characterised the MSV Life Women’s League last weekend as Luxol handed Gżira Athleta their first defeat to join them at the top spot of the standings. Following their victory over Hibs, Starlites have the better game win percentage...

  • Orlandina mulling pre-season in Malta

    Orlandina mulling pre-season in Malta

    Orlandina Basket completed a three-day training camp at Ta’ Qali yesterday ahead of the crucial second phase of the Serie A1 season in Italy. Coach Gennaro Di Carlo told The Sunday Times of Malta the programme was a success and that they were...

  • National team player Falzon joins Spanish side Zornotza

    National team player Falzon joins Spanish side Zornotza

    Tevin Falzon is continuing his basketball career in the Spanish League after agreeing terms to play for Zornotza. Last month, the LEB Silver Division side offered the 24-year-old Malta forward a contract and he accepted to kick-start his...

  • Hibs and Athleta reach final

    Hibs and Athleta reach final

    Starlites Naxxar 65Hibernians 79 (18-19, 25-19, 16-17, 6-24) Hibernians became the first finalists of the BOV KO for men this season after they beat Starlites in an entertaining semi-final where the last quarter proved crucial to determine the...

  • Patus and Arguello are the BOV players of the month

    Patus and Arguello are the BOV players of the month

    Floriana foreigner Chad Patus is the BOV Player of the Month for December and the women’s title went to Patricia Arguello, of Starlites, the Malta Basketball Association announced. Canadian Patus is in his fourth season in the Maltese league. He...

  • Serie A1 team Orlandina for Malta training camp

    Serie A1 team Orlandina for Malta training camp

    Italian Serie A1 side Betaland Orlandina Basket will travel to Malta next week for a four-day training camp at the Ta’ Qali Pavilion. Malta Basketball Association (MBA) president Paul Sultana confirmed with Times of Malta that the Sicilian side...

  • Lizaur, Simmons scoop best player awards for November

    Lizaur, Simmons scoop best player awards for November

    Hibernians forward Alvaro Lizaur has won the BOV basketball player of the month award for November. The towering Spaniard averaged 33 points per game last month, scored 99 points in three outings while averaging 15 rebounds. Alvaro is the first...

  • Third-quarter surge lifts Athleta

    Third-quarter surge lifts Athleta

    Gżira Athleta 75Hibernians 68 (14-22, 18-11, 22-13, 21-22) A 19-5 Gżira Athleta run in the third quarter was the turning point of this entertaining game as Joe Galea’s men overturned a 35-41 deficit into a 54-46 lead. Hibs had been in the driving...

  • Athleta capture Division Two KO

    Athleta capture Division Two KO

    Gżira Athleta won their second category honour this season after beating Siġġiewi St Nicholas 74-50 in the BOV Division Two KO final to add to their MBA Shield success a few weeks ago. An 11-0 run in the opening quarter set Gżira Athleta’s...

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