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  • Gżira Athleta girls lift the Shield for first time

    Gżira Athleta girls lift the Shield for first time

    Gżira Athleta  53Depiro 43 (13-16, 14-7, 8-6, 18-14) Athleta claimed the women’s St James Hospital Shield for the first time after having the better of Depiro. After a tit-for-tat first quarter, Athleta opened a narrow lead and from then on...

  • Gżira, Greens reach final

    Gżira, Greens reach final

    Gżira Athleta 83Cynergi Depiro 53 (18-16, 29-9, 13-14, 23-14) A strong second-quarter showing paved the way for Athleta’s passage to the final of the Shield competition as the team led by Joe Galea opened a double-digit lead over Depiro who were...

  • Greens fightback falls short

    Greens fightback falls short

    Gżira Athleta 85Floriana MCP 84 (17-15, 15-18, 27-19, 26-32) The top spot in Pool A was at stake in this game even though both sides were already assured of a semi-final berth. Floriana recovered after a poor start but Athleta, again, seemed very...

  • Depiro through to women’s final

    Caffe Moak Luxol 50Depiro 52 (12-13, 11-15, 12-12, 15-12) Depiro booked their place in the final after beating Caffe Moak Luxol who conceded the first defeat of the season. It was tit-for-tat for most of the opening 15 minutes until a 6-0 Depiro...

  • Holders Athleta face Depiro

    Holders Athleta face Depiro

    Holders Gżira Athleta will launch their title defence against Cynergi Depiro in the quarter-finals of the men’s BOV Knock-Out after the draws were made at the Malta Basketball Association (MBA) offices yesterday. With only the top two teams in...

  • Athleta down Hibs, Depiro see off Luxol’s late surge

    Athleta down Hibs, Depiro see off Luxol’s late surge

    In their first Shield outing, Gżira Athleta registered a comfortable win over Hibernians who suffered their second defeat after a narrow eight-point loss to Floriana a week before. This means that the winners of Pool 1 will be determined in the...

  • Depiro girls made to fight hard by Starlites

    After beating Hibernians a week earlier, Starlites almost made it two in a row as they gave Depiro a very good run for their money with only a mere three points separating the two sides in the top women’s game last weekend. The lead changed hands...

  • Floriana made to work hard for victory by Hibernians

    Floriana made to work hard for victory by Hibernians

    Floriana had to dig deep to fend off Hibernians’ efforts and chalk up their first win in the pre-season competition. Both sides were at par in field shooting average but Floriana were more accurate from the free-throw line as the turnovers...

  • Athleta too strong for Starlites

    Athleta too strong for Starlites

    Gżira Athleta 92Starlites 60 (30-16, 20-14, 20-17, 22-13) Gżira Athleta’s ammunition proved too much for Starlites in the 27th Super Cup final as Joe Galea’s team registered a comfortable 92-60 victory on Sunday to collect their second honour...

  • Last-gasp Pace basket wins it for Luxol girls

    Last-gasp Pace basket wins it for Luxol girls

    Caffe Moak Luxol 50Hibernians 49 (12-12, 17-9, 6-18, 15-10) A last-gasp basket from Sarah Pace gave Caffe Moak Luxol a slender 50-49 win over Hibernians in an exciting Super Cup final. Luxol have now won this honour for the sixth year...

  • Athleta, Luxol land first honour

    Athleta, Luxol land first honour

    Gżira Athleta 59Floriana MCP Car Parks 45(34-24, 25-21) The 2016/17 basketball campaign got under way with the customary pre-season Independence Cup tournament, for men and women, where each game lasts 30 minutes and a marathon 23 games are played...

  • Whitehead – new foreign player for Gżira Athleta

    Whitehead – new foreign player for Gżira Athleta

    Gżira Athleta have strengthened their squad ahead of the 2016/17 season with the signing of Josiah Whitehead. After graduating from Robert Morris University in 2010, Whitehead took up basketball on a professional level. In 2015, he played in...

  • Summer training at Hibs basketball nursery

    Activities at the Hibernians Basketball Club and Nursery did not stop during the summer period. The Summer School attracted over 60 children, the club said in a statement. Some of the sessions at the Corradino Sports Complex were attended by...

  • Luxol to host US side in exhibition game

    Under the auspices of the Malta Basketball Association, Luxol will be hosting the basketball team of Bryant University Bulldogs who play in the Northeast Conference NCAA Division One. The Bryant University team are currently in Italy. They were...

  • Third successive basketball triumph for Dream Team

    Third successive basketball triumph for Dream Team

    The United States won their third straight gold medal in men’s Olympic basketball, hammering Serbia 96-66 in the final at the Rio Games last night. It was a winning send-off for head coach Mike Krzyzewski in his final game with Team USA.

  • US men down Spain to reach basketball final

    US men down Spain to reach basketball final

    The United States continued their reign over Spain with a scrappy 82-76 win to put them through to the gold medal final of the men’s basketball tournament for a third straight Olympics. The Americans will ride a 24-game Olympic winning streak into...

  • Argentina to face US in last eight

    Croatia beat Lithuania 90-81 in the final preliminary round game of the Olympic men’s basketball tournament, vaulting from fifth to the top of Group B and avoiding a nightmare quarter-final clash with the unbeaten US. Instead, Argentina have drawn...

  • US on top after nervy basketball win

    The US men’s basketball team closed out pool play with an un-beaten record but a nervy 100-97 win over France confirmed that getting to the top step of the Olympic podium will not be an easy climb. “I felt we were going to dominate these Games...

  • Under-18 girls clinch bronze

    Under-18 girls clinch bronze

    Women’s basketball in Malta savoured another good dose of success on the international scene a few days ago with the bronze medal won by the Under-18 girls’ team to complement the title claimed by their senior peers in the FIBA European...

  • Malta hit back to beat Ireland 67-59 in women’s final

    Malta hit back to beat Ireland 67-59 in women’s final

    Steffi DeMartino potted 16 points and Christina Grima 15 as the Maltese women’s team won the FIBA tournament for European small nations for a third time after beating Ireland 67-59 in the final, yesterday. At half-time, Malta were trailing by ten...

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