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  • Early advantage for Luxol and Athleta

    Caffe Moak Luxol and Honey Athleta have seized the initiative after winning the first game of their semi-final play-offs against Hibs Medsea and PAVI Depiro respectively. Hibs gained an early lead, 5-2, but Luxol, the top team at the end of the...

  • Greens spoil Siġġiewi’s SF play-offs aspirations

    Greens spoil Siġġiewi’s SF play-offs aspirations

    Floriana Café del Mar 69Remax Siġġiewi Citadel 68 (24-14, 13-18, 21-21, 11-15) Siġġiewi fought hard in the last quarter to turn the tide in their favour but then allowed Floriana to get back in and spoil their play-offs chances. This was the most...

  • Athleta in narrow win over Hibs

    The play-offs pairings in the women’s championship were determined last weekend despite another round of matches left to complete the regular season. Athleta made sure of third place in the standings after narrowly beating Hibs 55-53 and, as...

  • Crucial win for Luxol

    Crucial win for Luxol

    Remax Siġġiewi Citadel 66BUPA Luxol 78 (18-21, 14-19, 19-21, 15-17) Luxol obtained the victory they needed to maintain their hopes of a place in the play-offs. Luxol raised their game when it mattered most but Siġġiewi failed to deliver in this...

  • Champs back to winning ways

    Caffe Moak Luxol strengthened their top placing in the women’s National League after defeating Honey Athleta on Sunday as PAVI Depiro swept past bottom-placed DHL Phoenix. After their defeat to Hibernians, Luxol were back to winning ways in the...

  • Athleta too strong for Luxol, Virtus hit back

    Athleta too strong for Luxol, Virtus hit back

    Athleta A-Z Electronics 90BUPA Luxol 57 (17-13, 25-9, 25-18, 23-17) Though having Omar Said missing, table-toppers Athleta were still too strong for Luxol who left much to be desired, particularly in defence and their shooting percentage. After a...

  • Luxol girls suffer first upset in the league

    Hibs continued with their good run of form inflicting the first defeat on women’s league leaders Caffe Moak Luxol, on Sunday. Hibs had their leading points-getter Christine Grima in top form and new foreigner Jorvana Karakesevic, of Serbia,...

  • Siġġiewi, Floriana stay in hunt for play-offs

    Siġġiewi, Floriana stay in hunt for play-offs

    Floriana Café Del Mar 70Virtus Cynergi 65 (22-22, 19-12, 16-12, 13-19) Needing a win to keep their play-off hopes alive, Floriana rose to the occasion as they saw off Virtus who completed a miserable week in which they suffered three...

  • Hibs edge Depiro in tight encounter

    The play-offs line-up was decided last weekend after Honey Athleta upstaged DHL Phoenix at the start of the third round and Hibs downed PAVI Depiro. Caffe Moak Luxol, Honey Athleta, PAVI Depiro and Hibs will contest the play-offs. Hibs booked...

  • Westbrook leads West to All-Star victory

    Westbrook leads West to All-Star victory

    Russell Westbrook (right) exploded for 41 points to lead the Western Conference to a 163-158 victory over the East in the 64th NBA All-Star Game on Sunday. The Oklahoma City Thunder guard showed off his dazzling athleticism with a series...

  • Athleta A-Z prevail in dour contest

    Athleta A-Z prevail in dour contest

    Virtus Cynergi 51Athleta A-Z Electronics 59 (3-19, 12-11, 12-13, 24-16) This men’s BOV KO final never reached the heights expected but Athleta were still good enough to collect their fourth honour this season after having the better of a below-par...

  • Athleta take sole leadership

    Athleta take sole leadership

    Virtus Cynergi 67Athleta A-Z Electronics 69 (11-18, 17-18, 19-19, 20-14) This exciting match-up was a preamble to this afternoon’s BOV KO final which will be contested by the same two teams. Thanks to their last-gasp victory, Athleta are the sole...

  • Luxol maintain unbeaten run

    Leaders Caffe Moak Luxol extended their unbeaten run in the women’s National League after a 70-44 win over second-placed PAVI Depiro. Perhaps, Depiro were more focused on today’s KO final against Honey Athleta but they had captain Sam Brincat in...

  • Athleta, Virtus strike upbeat note ahead of Tuesday’s showdown

    Athleta, Virtus strike upbeat note ahead of Tuesday’s showdown

    Basketball enthusiasts are in for a treat over the coming days as champions and KO holders AtoZ Electronics Athleta and challengers Virtus Cynergi meet twice between tomorrow and next Tuesday. The two title contenders, level at the top of the...

  • Virtus win to join Athleta at the top

    Virtus win to join Athleta at the top

    Virtus Cynergi had the better of BUPA Luxol to join AtoZ Electronics Athleta at the top. Athleta cruised to an easy win over PAVI Depiro while, in the other match, Remax Siġġiewi Citadel returned to winning ways against Floriana Café Del...

  • Luxol girls stay unbeaten

    Caffé Moak Luxol obtained their seventh victory in a row after beating DHL Phoenix to open a two-point lead over PAVI Depiro. Honey Athleta consolidated third place after a comfortable victory over Hibs. Much more was expected from Hibs in their...

  • Evans player of the month

    Evans player of the month

    The women’s Enervit player of the month for December is PAVI De-piro’s Siarre Evans (right). For the US player, this was her first success in the monthly award since joining Depiro last summer. In December, Depiro chalked up a series of positive...

  • Champions concede first upset in dramatic fashion

    Champions concede first upset in dramatic fashion

    Floriana Café Del Mar 118Athleta A-Z Electronics 113 (20-23, 17-19, 22-12, 15-20 – 12-12, 14-14, 7-7, 11-6) Floriana needed four periods of extra-time before handing champions Athleta their first defeat in the league. This was a tense and dramatic...

  • Leaders Luxol march on in women’s league

    Women’s League leaders Caffe Moak Luxol extended their unbeaten run to six matches this season after a hard-earned win over third-placed Honey Athleta as PAVI Depiro kept in touch with the table toppers after a comfortable win over bottom-placed...

  • Athleta player Chad Patus claims December award

    Athleta player Chad Patus claims December award

    Chad Patus, of champions A-Z Electronics Athleta, has been named Enervit Division One player of the month award for December. For the Canadian player, in his second season with A-Z Athleta, this is his second nomi-nation as player of the month...

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