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  • 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...

  • Virtus, Floriana maintain their unbeaten march

    Virtus, Floriana maintain their unbeaten march

    Pavi Depiro 50Falken Cynergi Virtus 86 (11-24, 12-19, 16-17, 11-26) Virtus made it four wins from as many matches, this time their victims being Depiro who continue to struggle for form. Virtus had Jacob Formosa back after missing the last couple...

  • Athleta sign Fisher

    Athleta sign Fisher

    Gżira Athleta have signed American player Lee Kirby Fisher (picture) for the rest of the season, the Division One club announced this week. Athleta have not reached expectations so far this season but the club still succeeded in reaching the KO...

  • Meadowlark Lemon, star of Harlem Globetrotters, dies

    Meadowlark Lemon, star of Harlem Globetrotters, dies

    Meadowlark Lemon, a skilled athlete and basketball court jester who delighted audiences around the world as a star attraction of the Harlem Globetrotters for some 25 years, has died at the age of 83. Lemon died on Sunday in Scottsdale, Arizona,...

  • Virtus beat Athleta in overtime, Greens win

    Virtus beat Athleta in overtime, Greens win

    Falken Cynergi Virtus 84Gżira Athleta 76 (20-17, 13-18, 14-10, 21-23 – 16-8) Champions Virtus required overtime to stave off the bold challenge of Athleta and win this match. After the upset to Hibs in the Louis Borg Cup, Athleta seemed to have...

  • Luxol and Hibs reach women’s KO final

    Caffe Moak Luxol and Electrofix Hibs earned the right to play in the final of the women’s basketball St James Hospital KO final following comfortable victories in last weekend’s semi-finals over Gżira Athleta and PAVI Depiro,...

  • Cynergi, Athleta reach final

    Cynergi, Athleta reach final

    Falken Cynergi Virtus 76Floriana Café Del Mar 69 (13-21, 17-14, 26-21, 20-13) This was a balanced cup tie with Virtus qualifying for another medal match but for the Greens it was a total upset. The final outcome remained uncertain until the last...

  • Luxol, Hibernians win again

    Caffe Moak Luxol and Hibs Electrofix continue to lead the women’s league standings following victories over PAVI Depiro and Floriana, respectively, last weekend. Luxol had the better of Depiro for the third time this season. Without coach Adrian...

  • Patus, Grima – players of the month

    Floriana Café del Mar’s Chad Patus and Christine Grima, of Hiber-nians, are the basketball players of the month for November. With 138 points in five matches, Patus averaged 27.60 points per game with 71 per cent of his tally coming from the...

  • Luxol fade after bright opening

    Luxol fade after bright opening

    PAVI Depiro 76BUPA Luxol 66 (11-27, 22-13, 28-15, 15-11) Luxol seemed cruising to victory after establishing a significant lead before half-time. However, they suddenly lost their rhythm with American player Colt Fason and captain Marco Mercieca...

  • Champions Virtus make it two from two after edging out Luxol

    Champions Virtus make it two from two after edging out Luxol

    BUPA Luxol 76Falken Cynergi Virtus 78 (19-31, 14-10, 19-24, 24-13) Virtus again met strong resistance from a determined Luxol who had top-scorer Colt Fason posing all kinds of problems to Paul Ferrante’s team and they nearly forced...

  • Lakers’ Bryant to retire at end of season

    Lakers’ Bryant to retire at end of season

    Los Angeles Lakers great Kobe Bryant, arguably the best player of his generation, announced on Sunday he will retire after the 2015-16 National Basketball Association (NBA) season. Bryant, who is struggling through the worst season of his...

  • Champions start on a positive note

    Champions start on a positive note

    Falken Cynergi Virtus 82Hibernians 56 (21-18, 22-13, 18-11, 21-14) Champions Virtus stepped up their game after the interval to see off Hibernians and start their title defence on a sound footing. Virtus, without the injured David Bugeja, could...

  • Luxol prevail in top clash

    The match between Caffe Moak Luxol and Hibernians was the highlight of the women’s MSV Life League last weekend. Luxol won the match 59-50 to maintain their rich vein of form in this early phase of the basketball season. Charles Bonnici’s girls...

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