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  • Gzira Athleta, Starlites win titles

    Gzira Athleta, Starlites win titles

    Gżira Athleta 73Starlites 62 (14-14, 20-20, 16-19, 23-9) The U-19 men’s final was decided in the last quarter. Starlites were led by Alec Felice Pace who tried his best and potted 34 points even if closely-marked throughout the game. On the other...

  • Early leads for Luxol, Depiro

    Early leads for Luxol, Depiro

    Gżira Athleta 61BUPA Luxol 81 (26-18, 9-30, 10-23, 16-10) Luxol opened the series against rivals Athleta with a hefty 20-point win for an important lead in this five-game series. The game had various facets although Luxol’s 21-3 run in the central...

  • Cumpstone leads Luxol to the title

    Cumpstone leads Luxol to the title

    Luxol 79Depiro 76 (14-23, 21-20, 22-14, 22-19) This decider for the U-23 title resulted in a keenly contested match with only a mere three points separating the two sides that dominated the entire St James Hospital League campaign this...

  • Hibs miss out on top-four slot

    Hibs miss out on top-four slot

    With only one day to go till the end of the regular season, all four play-off spots are now known after Hibernians failed in their task to beat Starlites. What still needs to be decided is the final placings of all top four teams and the...

  • Paolites in danger of missing out on play-offs

    Paolites in danger of missing out on play-offs

    With two rounds of matches to go to the end of the regular season, Caffe Moak Luxol and Gżira Athleta are assured of their play-off spots. They will be playing for the top spot on Sunday in a direct clash. Starlites, Depiro and Hibs are tussling...

  • Depiro seal top placing

    Depiro seal top placing

    The play-off spots were determined after the last day of the regular season was played over the weekend. Nothing really changed in the standings from the previous week as Cynergi Depiro claimed the top spot on the basis of superiority in direct...

  • Cassar’s Roma side fifth in top Belgrade tournament

    Kurt Cassar, the 17-year old former Hibernians player and now on the books of Stella Azzurra Roma, recently figured in a high-ranking tournament – the Next Generation EuroLeague – for his Italian club. The tournament was played in Belgrade and...

  • Floriana beat Hibs to secure spot in the play-offs

    Floriana MCP Car Parks 83Hibernians 64 (22-17, 17-14, 17-17, 27-16) Floriana MCP Car Parks booked their place in the play-offs after beating Hibernians, the latter seeing their last chance to make it to the post-regular season vanish as they...

  • Luxol and Gżira Athleta march on

    Caffe Moak Luxol 50Depiro 38 (11-11, 11-7, 11-7, 17-13) Caffe Moak Luxol and Gżira Athleta consolidated their lofty positions in the table to maintain their challenge for the top spot in the regular season. A harsh battle for the remaining two...

  • Depiro, Athleta and Luxol sharing the top position

    Depiro, Athleta and Luxol sharing the top position

    The ninth day of the regular season ended with three teams – Depiro, Gżira Athleta and BUPA Luxol – leading the way and ascertaining their place in the play-offs, although top spot is yet to be determined. With only one game to go, one place in...

  • Depiro beat Luxol in top clash

    Depiro beat Luxol in top clash

    BUPA Luxol 76Cynergi Depiro 89 (29-13, 13-28, 18-25, 16-23) This top-of-the-table clash resulted in a Depiro victory as they hit back after a poor start to go top of the standings with two games remaining in the regular season. Luxol, in search of...

  • Luxol beat Athleta to regain title

    Luxol beat Athleta to regain title

    Caffe Moak Luxol 57Gżira Athleta 53 (14-10, 21-22, 8-12, 14-9) The St James Hospital Knock Out trophy returned to Caffe Moak Luxol after a span of three years when they beat Gżira Athleta in a close and entertaining final  at the Ta’ Qali Pavilion...

  • 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,...

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