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  • 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...

  • Hibs stay cool to down Luxol in the final

    Hibs stay cool to down Luxol in the final

    Caffe Moak Luxol 36Hibernians Electrofix 41 (6-9, 8-10, 14-7, 8-15) Electrofix Hibs kept hold of their nerves in the last minutes of this final to lift the St James Hospital KO trophy at the expense of Caffe Moak Luxol, yesterday. As the low...

  • Hibs, Luxol in LBorg Cup final

    As expected, Caffè Moak Luxol and Hibs Electrofix progressed to the final of the Louis Borg Cup after eliminating Starlites Sports Experience and Gżira Athleta, respectively, in the two-legged semi-finals played last weekend. Although Hibs were...

  • Athleta stun Virtus to retain title

    Athleta stun Virtus to retain title

    Falken Cynergi Virtus 84Gżira Athleta 98 (17-27, 27-23, 21-13, 19-35) Athleta captured the BOV Cup for the fourth year in a row after beating Virtus in an entertaining final at the Ta’ Qali Pavilion, yesterday. Both teams reached a high level of...

  • Virtus seek to dethrone Athleta in the final

    Virtus seek to dethrone Athleta in the final

    Falken Cynergi Virtus have their eyes set on wresting the BOV Cup from the clutches of Gżira Athleta as the two rival teams meet in the final this weekend. Athleta have dominated the knock-out competition for several years. In fact, Joe Galea’s...

  • Virtus sole leaders after win over Greens

    Virtus sole leaders after win over Greens

    Falken Cynergi Virtus 58Floriana Café del Mar 52 (14-15, 11-16, 15-13, 18-8) Virtus again emerged victorious in their clash with Floriana to take sole leadership in the BOV National League standings. The Greens approached this match in fine form...

  • Perfect record for Luxol girls

    Thanks to their victory over Gżira Athleta, Caffe Moak Luxol finished the women’s basketball league first round with a perfect record and top of the table as second-placed Electrofix Hibernians potted 100 points past lowly Starlites Sports...

  • Kobe gives up on dream of an Olympic farewell

    Kobe gives up on dream of an Olympic farewell

    Kobe Bryant, who is retiring after 20 years with the Los Angeles Lakers at the end of the NBA season, says he has given up on his dream of making a competitive farewell to basketball at this year’s Rio Olympics. Last month, Bryant told ESPN Radio...

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