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  • 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...

  • Turkish assignment for ref Vassallo

    Basketball referee Bernard Vassallo has received another appointment from FIBA Europe to officiate a Euro Cup match. Vassallo will travel to Turkey this week to take charge of the return match from the Last 16 of the FIBA Euro Cup between hosts...

  • Athleta maintain winning start

    A to Z Electronics Athleta are the sole leaders of the BOV National League after a convincing win over BUPA Luxol. Floriana Café Del Mar had the better of PAVI Depiro, who are still without a win this season, while the fixture between Virtus...

  • Luxol see off rivals Athleta to secure third honour

    Luxol see off rivals Athleta to secure third honour

    Luxol 68Athleta 55 (Luxol win 133-101 on aggregate) Caffé Moak Luxol secured their third honour of the season after completing a 133-101 victory over rivals Athleta in the two-legged Louis Borg Cup final yesterday. Buoyed by their 65-46 victory in...

  • Athleta sweat for victory

    Athleta sweat for victory

    Remax Siġġiewi Citadel 58Athleta A-Z Electronics 63 (14-6, 16-18, 10-17, 18-22) Leaders Athleta found Siġġiewi a hard nut to crack on Sunday. Siġġiewi had Rashanti Harris making his debut and the team showed improvement. However, strength in depth...

  • Luxol make it five in a row

    Caffé Moak Luxol maintained their unbeaten run in the women’s basketball league after beating Hibs as PAVI Depiro consolidated their second place with victory over Athleta. This was Luxol’s fifth consecutive victory. Against Hibs they had a slow...

  • Athleta start their title defence with sound win

    Athleta start their title defence with sound win

    The weekend heralded the start of the BOV National League with champions A-Z Electronics Athleta opening their title defence with a fine victory over Virtus Cynergi. A-Z Electronics Athleta 84Virtus Cynergi 58 (19-16, 22-16, 21-11, 22-15) Despite...

  • Depiro beat Hibs in entertaining match

    The St James Women’s League second round got underway on Sunday with two matches as PAVI Depiro and Honey Athleta joined Caffe Moak Luxol at the top of the table after victories over Hibs and DHL Phoenix. Despite being without captain Sam Brincat,...

  • Cassar pursues pro career in Italy

    Cassar pursues pro career in Italy

    Young talent Kurt Cassar is currently enjoying a short Yuletide break with his family in Malta but he will soon return to Italy to continue his experience as a fledgling pro with Roma club Stella Azzurra with whom he has been engaged for the past...

  • Bruinsma player of the month

    The Enervit player of the month for November is Cynergi Virtus’s Evan Bruinsma. For the American player, this is his first success in the monthly contest after joining the new Virtus team at the start of the season. In November, Virtus won their...

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