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  • De Martino and Said best players of the season

    De Martino and Said best players of the season

    Omar Said, of A-Z Electronics Athleta, and Kieron Caruana, of Hibernians, were recently named BOV Players of the Year for season 2014/2015. The women’s honour went to Luxol’s Steffi De Martino who made it a double after being declared best player...

  • Relief for Russia as FIBA allows team to compete

    Governing body FIBA has lifted the ban on Russia, allowing the country to compete in next month’s European championship and other international tournaments, Russian Basketball Federation (RFB) said yesterday. “Today, during a session in Tokyo,...

  • Russia handed ban by FIBA

    The Russian Basketball Federation (RFB) has been suspended by governing body FIBA, putting their participation in the 2016 Olympics in doubt. The RFB published a letter from FIBA yesterday stating that the Russian federation had been immediately...

  • Pulido earns ticket to King of Rock final in Istanbul

    Pulido earns ticket to King of Rock final in Istanbul

    Javier Pulido has won the second edition of the Red Bull King of the Rock Malta Qualifiers after an exciting final against Milos Damja-novic last weekend. The decisive match was played in front of a sizeable crowd at the Bognor Sports Complex,...

  • King of the Rock series reaches decisive stage

    King of the Rock series reaches decisive stage

    The Red Bull King of the Rock Malta Qualifying stage has reached a decisive phase after the first phase of the singles tournament was completed in Bugibba, earlier this week. This is the second edition of the Red Bull King of the Rock qualifiers...

  • Positive results for youth teams in Euro tournaments

    Positive results for youth teams in Euro tournaments

    The first two national youth teams in action this summer produced encouraging and positive results in European Championship category tournaments. The U-18 women squad, playing in Gibraltar, were the silver medal winners, only bowing down to strong...

  • Busy month for Maltese youth teams

    Busy month for Maltese youth teams

    July will be a very busy month for the youth sector within the Malta Basketball Association (MBA) with various national teams competing in official FIBA champion-ships. Two of the teams will be in action this week as the girls U-18 side will be...

  • Warriors beat LeBron’s Cavs to snap NBA title drought

    Warriors beat LeBron’s Cavs to snap NBA title drought

    Golden State Warriors capped a brilliant season with a 105-97 victory over LeBron James and Cleveland Cavaliers yesterday to win the NBA Finals for the first time in 40 years. The Warriors, the top-seeded team in the play-offs after compiling the...

  • Basketball’s Red Bull King of the Rock is back

    The world renowned one-on-one street basketball tournament – Red Bull King of the Rock – is coming to Malta for a second time. The official Maltese qualifiers will be held between July 15 and 18 at the Bognor Beach Aquatic Sports Club,...

  • Successful season for Hibernians BC and nursery

    The Hibernians Basketball Club and nursery have just concluded another successful season, the fine results obtained being the fruit of hard work by the technical staff, the club said in a statement. Hibs won the men’s league, MBA Shield and KO in...

  • Adamoli’s girls out to make amends

    Adamoli’s girls out to make amends

    Angela Adamoli and the women’s basketball team have a score to settle at the Games of the Small States of Europe. In Luxembourg 2013, Adamoli and her girls went through what they described as a nightmare after suffering three successive defeats...

  • Virtus point guard Bugeja eyes important pre-season

    Virtus point guard Bugeja eyes important pre-season

    Cynergi Virtus point guard David Bugeja is coming from a very positive season in the Malta Basketball Association competitions. Bugeja’s character lured him to basketball from the tender age of 11 and, looking up to his older sister, he improved...

  • Ferrante keen to build on Virtus’s wonder season

    Ferrante keen to build on Virtus’s wonder season

    Rookies Virtus Cynergi have just completed a fairytale campaign in the Malta Basketball Association season. Formed just less than a year ago, Virtus engaged Paul Ferrante as coach and his players took the national championship by storm on their...

  • FIBA Europe General Assembly at the Excelsior

    FIBA Europe General Assembly at the Excelsior

    Delegates from all the 52 European basketball national federations convened at the Grand Hotel Excelsior yesterday for the opening day of the FIBA Europe General Assembly. The meeting is being chaired by president Turgay Demirel and general...

  • Top officials heading to Malta for FIBA Europe General Assembly

    Top officials heading to Malta for FIBA Europe General Assembly

    The Malta Basketball Association (MBA), spearheaded by president Paul Sultana, has been entrusted with the organisation of the FIBA Europe General Assembly which will see the participation of delegations from the European basketball...

  • Slovenian Drvaric to conduct MBA coaching clinic

    Slovenian Drvaric to conduct MBA coaching clinic

    As part of a series of initiatives aimed at further developing the game of basketball on our islands, the Malta Basketball Association is organising a top-level coaching clinic at the Ta’ Qali pavilion this weekend. Supported by FIBA Europe, the...

  • 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...

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