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  • Athleta take sole leadership

    Athleta take sole leadership

    Honey Athleta are the sole leaders of the women’s basketball league thanks to their victory over bottom-placed Petrus Phoenix as Caffe Moak Luxol failed to keep the pace at the top of the standings after going down to PAVI Depiro on Sunday. Luxol...

  • Luxol, Athleta to contest honour

    Luxol, Athleta to contest honour

    Rivals BUPA Luxol and Athleta A to Z Electronics will contest the final of the Louis Borg Cup, scheduled for March 16 and 19, after ousting Royce Floriana and ReMax Siġġiewi in the semi-finals Royce Floriana 123Bupa Luxol 145 (57-80, 66-65) Luxol...

  • Depiro, Luxol to meet in women’s final

    PAVI Depiro had the better of Hibs to reach the Louis Borg Cup final where they will meet Caffe Moak Luxol who knocked out Starlites Naxxar. Depiro encountered more resistance from Hibs than in their last league meeting. It was Depiro who enjoyed...

  • Champions on the brink

    Champions on the brink

    Reigning champions Royce Floriana continued to fall behind in the race for the play-offs after their upset to Remax Siġġiewi. BUPA Luxol proved too strong for Starlites but the top-of-the-table clash between PAVI Depiro and Athleta A-Z Electronics...

  • Easy for Luxol girls against lowly Phoenix

    Caffe Moak Luxol shot to the top of the women’s basketball league standings on Sunday after an easy stroll past bottom-placed Petrus Phoenix Loyola. Honey Athleta, who started the weekend joint leaders with Luxol, had their match against Starlites...

  • Deguara hopes Luxol spell will rekindle his career

    Deguara hopes Luxol spell will rekindle his career

    Maltese basketball recently welcomed back one of its talented players as Samuel Deguara signed for BUPA Luxol after six years in Italy. The giant centre tells Valhmor Camilleri he does not expect his stint in the Maltese league to last long as he...

  • Athleta punish Greens

    Athleta punish Greens

    Athleta A-Z Electronics 78Royce Floriana 65 (14-14, 23-8, 20-24, 21-19) Athleta profited from the injury suffered by Floriana’s foreign player Derek Elston towards the sixth minute of the second quarter to pull away from their opponents as they...

  • Luxol move top after spoiling Athleta’s unbeaten record

    Caffe Moak Luxol are the new leaders of the women’s national league after inflicting the first defeat on Honey Athleta last weekend. In other matches, PAVI Depiro had the better of Starlites Sports Experience as Hibs returned to winning ways with...

  • Athleta beat Floriana in MBA Shield final

    Athleta beat Floriana in MBA Shield final

    Athleta A-Z Electronics won their second honour of the season after they beat Floriana Royce 78-65 in the men’s MBA Shield final at Ta’ Qali, yesterday. Athleta, winners of the Super Cup earlier in the season, were always in control and changed...

  • Patus best player of the month

    Chad Patus, of Athleta A-Z Electronics, was this week named the You Shop We Ship Division One player of the month for December. This was the first individual honour in Malta for the Canadian player after joining A-Z Electronics in summer. During...

  • Brincat leads Depiro girls to fine victory

    Brincat leads Depiro girls to fine victory

    PAVI Depiro 49Honey Athleta 38 (14-12, 9-8, 12-9, 14-9) PAVI Depiro claimed their first honour of the season after beating Honey Athleta to inscribe their names on the St James Hospital Shield on Sunday. Athleta had to do without injured forward...

  • Depiro take sole leadership as Luxol overwhelm Athleta

    Thanks to their victory over Remax Siġġiewi, coupled with Athleta A-Z Electronics’ upset to BUPA Luxol, PAVI Depiro are the sole leaders of the men’s league. In the other match from the championship, Starlites surprised Royce Floriana to notch...

  • Depiro girls land St James Shield title

    Depiro girls land St James Shield title

    PAVI Depiro beat Honey Athleta 49-38 yesterday to lift the St James Hospital Shield, their first honour of the current women’s basketball season. The contest was tight and at half-time Depiro only enjoyed a slim three-point lead (23-20). It was...

  • Hibs banking on homegrown youngsters

    The Hibernians Basketball Club and nursery are benefiting from a new sponsorship this season after a deal was reached with Serolf Trading Agency Ltd through their brand, Spatone. Spatone is a natural iron supplement. The Hibs women’s team play in...

  • Athleta, Depiro through

    Athleta, Depiro through

    Athleta A-Z Electronics 90Starlites 56 (25-14, 27-15, 22-8, 16-19) As expected, BOV Cup holders Athleta made it to the title match at the expense of modest Starlites. Athleta, with forward David Bugeja in splendid form, took control right from the...

  • Depiro and Luxol reach the cup final

    PAVI Depiro and Caffe Moak Luxol will contest the final of the women’s St James Hospital KO competition this season. Depiro continued with their good run after eliminating the misfiring Hibs. The opening quarter saw both teams exchanging the lead...

  • Rodman urges no politics for a day

    Rodman urges no politics for a day

    Retired US basketball star Dennis Rodman appealed yesterday for the world to set aside politics, if only for a day, as he arrived in China from North Korea where he sparked an outcry with comments over an American imprisoned there. The 52-year-old...

  • Athleta and Depiro stay top

    Athleta and Depiro stay top

    Athleta A-Z Electronics and PAVI Depiro lead the table at the end of the first round of the BOV men’s league thanks to victories over Starlites and Royce Floriana respectively. Remax Siġġiewi occupy third place after having the better of BUPA...

  • Honey Athleta beat Hibs in lively match

    Honey Athleta maintained their unbeaten record in the women’s league after beating Hibs in an entertaining match while Cafe Moak Luxol jumped to second place in the standings following their win over Starlites Sports Experience. In the main match...

  • Woodley is player of the month

    Woodley is player of the month

    The Malta Basketball Association yesterday said Hibernians’ foreign player Crystal Woodley is the November Player of the Month in women’s competitions. This was the first time that the American player had won the individual honour in Malta, having...

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