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  • Athleta have the edge after opening leg

    Athleta have the edge after opening leg

    Gżira Athleta 73Cynergi Depiro 59 (16-14, 15-16, 22-18, 20-11) A nine-point margin between the two sides in the last quarter was the determining factor in this Louis Borg Cup semi-final first leg which sees Athleta starting today’s return in the...

  • Depiro cruise but other ties still open

    Depiro cruise but other ties still open

    Gżira Athleta 81Hibernians 77 (15-20, 34-23, 12-18, 20-16) Things seemed pointing to a dull, low-scoring quarter-final first leg when the opening basket arrived 186 seconds after tip-off. Yet, this tie then resulted in an entertaining affair,...

  • Paola girls hit back to win first leg

    Gżira Athleta 57Hibernians 59 (7-15, 18-15, 14-11, 18-18) Just one week after these two sides featured in a tense game that was decided after two over-times, Hibernians and Athleta produced another balanced affair, this time ending the women’s...

  • Depiro prevail in overtime

    Depiro prevail in overtime

    Cynergi Depiro 83Hibernians 79 (16-19, 14-18, 21-18, 21-17 – 11-7) The game looked done and dusted in Hibs’ favour when, with just over a minute remaining and the score 69-64 for Hibs, Cynergi Depiro stole the ball in mid-court. DJ Mason went for...

  • Starlites leave it late to beat Depiro in opener

    Starlites leave it late to beat Depiro in opener

    Starlites Naxxar 69Cynergi Depiro 68 (20-13, 9-23, 17-20, 23-12) Fourteen points down with seven minutes to go failed to dampen Starlites’ drive. They showed determination in getting back into this opening match of the 2016-17 BOV National League...

  • Holders Athleta, Hibs in semis

    Holders Athleta, Hibs in semis

    Gżira Athleta 83Cynergi Depiro 66 (24-21, 24-8, 16-15, 19-22) Buoyed by a strong second-quarter performance, Gżira Athleta kicked off their Knock-Out defence on a solid footing after defeating Cynergi Depiro to book their place in the semi-finals...

  • A clean sweep by Athleta

    A clean sweep by Athleta

    Gżira Athleta 74Floriana MCP Car Parks 58 (15-15, 23-22, 16-8, 20-13) Gżira Athleta made a clean sweep of the St James Hospital Shield this season when they added the men’s and women’s titles to the Division Two honour which their men’s second...

  • 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...

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