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  • Athleta A-Z Electronics land Louis Borg Cup

    Athleta A-Z Electronics land Louis Borg Cup

    Athleta A-Z Electronics chalked up their third honour of the season after they had the better of Floriana Cafe Del Mar 91-66 in the second leg of the Louis Borg Cup final to complete a 172-121 aggregate victory. Athleta, winners of the Super Cup...

  • Athleta oust Virtus to reach final

    Athleta oust Virtus to reach final

    A to Z Electronics Athleta made up for their MBA Shield upset to Virtus Cynergi after beating them over two legs in the Louis Borg Cup semi-final last weekend. In next weekend’s final, Athleta play Floriana Cafè Del Mar who eliminated BUPA...

  • Galatasaray and Red Star given bans after fan death

    Galatasaray and Red Star Belgrade have been handed crowd bans after a Serb fan was stabbed to death in violence last month ahead of their Euroleague basketball match in Istanbul, Europe’s elite club competition said yesterday. Galatasaray, who won...

  • Favourites through to semi-finals

    Favourites through to semi-finals

    The preliminary round from the Louis Borg Cup, played over two legs, produced no surprises as favourites Athleta A-Z Electronics, Virtus Cynergi and BUPA Luxol joined Floriana Café Del Mar in the semi-finals. Athleta A-Z Electronics 165PAVI Depiro...

  • Virtus, Athleta set up rematch

    Virtus, Athleta set up rematch

    Cynergi Virtus and AtoZ Electronics Athleta will go head-to-head in another final after knocking out PAVI Depiro and Floriana Café Del Mar in the semi-finals of the Bank of Valletta Knock-Out. Floriana Café Del Mar 68AtoZ Electronics Athleta...

  • Athleta stun Hibs, Depiro avenge Shield defeat

    Honey Athleta surprised the more-quoted Hibs in an exciting match to reach the final of the BOV Knock-Out. The other finalists are PAVI Depiro who saw off Cafè Moak Luxol. Hibs had the better start to open a slight lead, 10-8. As the second...

  • Bugeja pots the points that matter in final

    Bugeja pots the points that matter in final

    Athleta A-Z Electronics 70Virtus Cynergi 74 (18-27, 15-23, 25-12, 12-12) Virtus marked their first season in the MBA competitions with a re-markable victory over Athleta in the Shield final on Sunday. Paul Ferrante’s team had opened a 50-33 lead...

  • Simmons’ fine play not enough for Athleta

    Caffe Moak Luxol are the only unbeaten team in the women’s basketball league following the weekend programme during which they chalked up a second successive win after beating Honey Athleta 62-54. Amelia Simmons had another fine match for Athleta...

  • Cynergi Virtus land shield

    Cynergi Virtus land shield

    Newcomers Cynergi Virtus kept their nerves in check to win their maiden trophy after overcoming A to Z Electronics Athleta 74-70 in the final of the St James Hospital Shield yesterday. Virtus were off to a flying start to lead 50-33 at half-time.

  • Luxol player Borg slapped with four-year ban for violent play

    The Malta Basketball Association came down heavily on Alan Borg this week, handing the Luxol guard a four-year ban from all basketball activities for violent conduct in a match against Virtus Cynergi. Borg was punished after seriously injuring...

  • De Martino best in October

    De Martino best in October

    The Enervit female player of the month for October is Steffi De Martino. The Caffe Moak Luxol captain has won this accolade for the third time in her career but her first since joining the Malta champions. Luxol won the St James Hospital Super Cup...

  • Floriana and Virtus cruise into KO semis

    Floriana and Virtus cruise into KO semis

    Floriana Café Del Mar 78Remax Siġġiewi Citadel 53 (20-9, 21-10, 20-9, 17-25) As expected, Floriana booked a place in the semi-finals but the main talk in the lead-up to this match was the fact that both teams had changed coaches. Mario Tabone took...

  • Luxol start title defence with a win

    The St James Hospital Women’s League continued with another two matches last weekend with PAVI Depiro having the better of Honey Athleta and Hibs conceding defeat to champions Caffe Moak Luxol. Depiro lost their previous match to Hibs but were...

  • Naudi nets October award

    Naudi nets October award

    Michael Naudi, the captain of champions AtoZ Electronics Athleta, has been named Division One player of the month for October. Naudi has won the monthly award, now sponsored by Enervit, 14 times in his career. During October, Athleta won the first...

  • Athleta, Virtus to contest final

    Athleta A to Z Electronics saw off rivals Bupa Luxol to reach the final of the St James Hospital Shield for the third year running. Virtus Cynergi are the other finalists following their victory over Floriana Café Del Mar in the other...

  • Luxol beat Depiro in women’s Shield

    Luxol beat Depiro in women’s Shield

    Caffe Moak Luxol chalked up their second honour of the 2014-15 basketball campaign after beating PAVI Depiro 79-53 in the St James Hospital Shield final at the Pavilion, yesterday. Luxol were always a step ahead of their opponents and by the...

  • Luxol, Floriana crawl into semis

    Luxol, Floriana crawl into semis

    BUPA Luxol and Floriana Café Del Mar obtained hard-earned victories over ReMax Siġġiewi Citadel and PAVI Depiro to join A to Z Electronics Athleta and Virtus Cynergi in the semi-finals of the St James Hospital Shield, to be played on Sunday. BUPA...

  • Hibs make fine league start

    The 2014-15 St James Women’s League got underway last weekend with Hibs starting on a good note after beating PAVI Depiro to make up for their defeat to the same opponents in the MBA Shield the week before. With Eleonor Cassar and Christine Grima...

  • Deguara to play in Tunisia

    Malta national team players Sam Deguara and Darryl Josh Jackson have secured contracts with overseas clubs for the rest of the season. Deguara, who last season was on the books of BUPA Luxol, has reached an agreement to join Tunisian Division One...

  • Virtus and Athleta through to final

    Virtus and Athleta through to final

    Virtus Cynergi 77BUPA Luxol 58 (27-12, 18-11, 24-18, 8-17) Virtus confirmed they have a team good enough to challenge for the honours this season as they beat BUPA Luxol to reach the final of the MBA Shield. Pivot Samuel Deguara was unavailable...

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