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  • 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...

  • 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...

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