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  • Hibernians, Luxol edge closer to women’s final

    Hibs Electrofix and Caffe Moak Luxol are a game away from reaching the women’s MSV Life National League final after recording a second consecutive victory against Gżira Athleta and PAVI Depiro, respectively, in the best-of-five semi-finals series,...

  • Floriana, Virtus win openers in SF series

    Floriana, Virtus win openers in SF series

    The road to the National League final got underway with the first matches from the best-of-three semi-final play-offs, last weekend. The second ties are now scheduled for next Sunday. Floriana Café Del Mar 87BUPA Luxol 68(18-13, 22-16, 25-15,...

  • Luxol, Hibs seal first ties in last-four play-offs

    Caffe Moak Luxol and Hibs Electrofix started their quest to reach the Women’s League final series with victories over PAVI Depiro and Gżira Athleta, respectively, in the last-four play-offs opener. Luxol conceded the first six points but then took...

  • Floriana topple Virtus to move into play-offs as top team

    Floriana topple Virtus to move into play-offs as top team

    Floriana prevailed in their summit clash with champions Virtus to secure top spot at the end of the first phase. Virtus will take on Gżira Athleta in the semi-final play-off despite the latter’s defeat to Hibs. Luxol lost to Depiro but still...

  • Easy for Hibs, Luxol

    Leaders Electrofix Hibs and Caffe Moak Luxol concluded their first-phase commitments with re-sounding victories over Starlites Sports Experience and Gżira Athleta. PAVI Depiro beat Floriana who suffered their 10th consecutive defeat. Leaders Hibs...

  • PSG are the favourites says Chelsea’s Hiddink

    PSG are the favourites says Chelsea’s Hiddink

    It is hard to imagine former boss Jose Mourinho ever calling Chelsea underdogs, but that’s how successor Guus Hiddink has described them before their Champions League Last 16 second leg clash against Paris St Germain tonight. The French champions...

  • Front duo win before direct clash, Gżira topple Luxol

    Front duo win before direct clash, Gżira topple Luxol

    BUPA Luxol 72Gżira Athleta 80 (20-16, 15-24, 19-18, 18-22) Gżira Athleta returned to victory last weekend after their defeat to Virtus. They overcame Luxol who gave a good account of themselves but their hopes were shattered by an injury to Colt...

  • Gżira Athleta move up to third place

    Gżira Athleta climbed to third place in the MSV Life Women’s League after defeating Floriana. PAVI Depiro dropped to the fourth and last play-off spot after going down to Electrofix Hibs while Caffè Moak Luxol achieved a century win over Starlites...

  • Virtus stay unbeaten as Luxol eye the play-offs

    Virtus stay unbeaten as Luxol eye the play-offs

    Gżira Athleta 75Falken Cynergi Virtus 81 (9-22, 17-24, 20-16, 29-19) Virtus maintained their unbeaten league run as they paved the way for victory over Athleta with a superb showing in the opening quarter. Athleta had forward Adrian Micallef back.

  • Athleta make sure of top-four berth

    Hibs Electrofix and Caffe Moak Luxol continue to lead the women’s basketball league standings after comfortable victories over Floriana and PAVI Depiro during the weekend. Athleta made sure of a berth in the play-offs thanks to their victory over...

  • Floriana down Athleta to stay close to unbeaten Virtus

    Floriana down Athleta to stay close to unbeaten Virtus

    Floriana Café Del Mar 83Gżira Athleta 74 (14-26, 19-17, 12-9, 23-16, 15-6) In an exciting game, Floriana came from behind to complete the double over Gżira. Athleta, who were without injured forward Adrian Micallef, led for most of the match but...

  • Electrofix Hibs win top-of-the-table clash

    Electrofix Hibs are the new leaders of the Women’s League after beating Caffe Moak Luxol to move above their title rivals as they have scored more points in direct encounters. PAVI Depiro moved to third after seeing off Gżira Athleta while...

  • Virtus maintain perfect record

    Virtus maintain perfect record

    Hibernians 62Falken Cynergi Virtus 90 (11-19, 18-26, 14-29, 19-16) Not for the first time this season, Hibs had no answer to Virtus’s pressing as the champions maintained their unbeaten run to start the second round of the National League on a top...

  • Hibernians beat Athleta to stay in touch with Luxol

    Hibs Electrofix completed a double over Gżira Athleta to keep in touch with women’s league leaders Caffe Moak Luxol who made it six wins from six matches after beating Floriana on Sunday. In a tight encounter, it was only in the last minutes that...

  • Bryant’s farewell tour makes biggest stop

    Bryant’s farewell tour makes biggest stop

    Kobe Bryant made the biggest stop of his farewell tour on Sunday as he played the last NBA All-Star Game of a remarkable career in which he established himself as arguably the best player of his generation. Bryant, who said all week he did not...

  • Floriana win second leg but Virtus claim the title

    Floriana win second leg but Virtus claim the title

    Floriana Cafe Del Mar 77Falken Cynergi Virtus 67 Aggregate: 136-164 Falken Cynergi Virtus lost the second leg of the men’s Louis Borg Cup final yesterday but the result did little to dampen their atmosphere, having beaten Floriana by a wider...

  • Virtus close in on third honour

    Virtus close in on third honour

    Falken Cynergi Virtus 97Floriana Café Del Mar 59 (25-14, 24-16, 21-11, 27-18) Falken Cynergi Virtus are on course to capture their third honour of the season after cruising to an emphatic 97-59 win over Floriana Cafè Del Mar in the first leg of...

  • All to play for as Luxol girls establish slender advantage

    Hibs Electrofix 45Caffe Moak Luxol 51 (15-10, 10-17, 11-12, 9-12) Caffe Moak Luxol bounced back from their defeat to Hibernians in the St James Hospital Knock-Out final after beating their rivals 51-45 to take a slight advantage ahead of the...

  • Naudi and De Martino scoop January awards

    Naudi and De Martino scoop January awards

    Gżira Athleta talisman Michael Naudi, Ivan Mitrovic, of Starlites, and Steffi De Martino, who plays for Caffe Moak Luxol, have won the BOV basketball player of the month awards for January in their respective categories. Naudi seems to be defying...

  • Floriana and Virtus to clash in the final

    Floriana and Virtus to clash in the final

    Floriana Café Del Mar 148PAVI Depiro 131 (1st leg: 68-66, 2nd leg: 80-65) It seems that Depiro show their best play in this competition. After eliminating Luxol in the previous round, they produced another outstanding performance over the two legs...

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