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  • 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...

  • Athleta too strong for Floriana

    Athleta too strong for Floriana

    Athleta A-Z Electronics added another title to their name this season after beating Floriana Cafe del Mar in the two-legged Louis Borg Cup final last weekend. Joe Galea’s team had started the 2014-15 campaign by winning the Super Cup and the...

  • Athleta A-Z Electronics land Louis Borg Cup

    Athleta A-Z Electronics land Louis Borg Cup

    Athleta A-Z Electronics chalked up their third honour of the season after they had the better of Floriana Cafe Del Mar 91-66 in the second leg of the Louis Borg Cup final to complete a 172-121 aggregate victory. Athleta, winners of the Super Cup...

  • Athleta oust Virtus to reach final

    Athleta oust Virtus to reach final

    A to Z Electronics Athleta made up for their MBA Shield upset to Virtus Cynergi after beating them over two legs in the Louis Borg Cup semi-final last weekend. In next weekend’s final, Athleta play Floriana Cafè Del Mar who eliminated BUPA...

  • Galatasaray and Red Star given bans after fan death

    Galatasaray and Red Star Belgrade have been handed crowd bans after a Serb fan was stabbed to death in violence last month ahead of their Euroleague basketball match in Istanbul, Europe’s elite club competition said yesterday. Galatasaray, who won...

  • Favourites through to semi-finals

    Favourites through to semi-finals

    The preliminary round from the Louis Borg Cup, played over two legs, produced no surprises as favourites Athleta A-Z Electronics, Virtus Cynergi and BUPA Luxol joined Floriana Café Del Mar in the semi-finals. Athleta A-Z Electronics 165PAVI Depiro...

  • Virtus, Athleta set up rematch

    Virtus, Athleta set up rematch

    Cynergi Virtus and AtoZ Electronics Athleta will go head-to-head in another final after knocking out PAVI Depiro and Floriana Café Del Mar in the semi-finals of the Bank of Valletta Knock-Out. Floriana Café Del Mar 68AtoZ Electronics Athleta...

  • Athleta stun Hibs, Depiro avenge Shield defeat

    Honey Athleta surprised the more-quoted Hibs in an exciting match to reach the final of the BOV Knock-Out. The other finalists are PAVI Depiro who saw off Cafè Moak Luxol. Hibs had the better start to open a slight lead, 10-8. As the second...

  • Bugeja pots the points that matter in final

    Bugeja pots the points that matter in final

    Athleta A-Z Electronics 70Virtus Cynergi 74 (18-27, 15-23, 25-12, 12-12) Virtus marked their first season in the MBA competitions with a re-markable victory over Athleta in the Shield final on Sunday. Paul Ferrante’s team had opened a 50-33 lead...

  • Simmons’ fine play not enough for Athleta

    Caffe Moak Luxol are the only unbeaten team in the women’s basketball league following the weekend programme during which they chalked up a second successive win after beating Honey Athleta 62-54. Amelia Simmons had another fine match for Athleta...

  • Cynergi Virtus land shield

    Cynergi Virtus land shield

    Newcomers Cynergi Virtus kept their nerves in check to win their maiden trophy after overcoming A to Z Electronics Athleta 74-70 in the final of the St James Hospital Shield yesterday. Virtus were off to a flying start to lead 50-33 at half-time.

  • Luxol player Borg slapped with four-year ban for violent play

    The Malta Basketball Association came down heavily on Alan Borg this week, handing the Luxol guard a four-year ban from all basketball activities for violent conduct in a match against Virtus Cynergi. Borg was punished after seriously injuring...

  • De Martino best in October

    De Martino best in October

    The Enervit female player of the month for October is Steffi De Martino. The Caffe Moak Luxol captain has won this accolade for the third time in her career but her first since joining the Malta champions. Luxol won the St James Hospital Super Cup...

  • Floriana and Virtus cruise into KO semis

    Floriana and Virtus cruise into KO semis

    Floriana Café Del Mar 78Remax Siġġiewi Citadel 53 (20-9, 21-10, 20-9, 17-25) As expected, Floriana booked a place in the semi-finals but the main talk in the lead-up to this match was the fact that both teams had changed coaches. Mario Tabone took...

  • Luxol start title defence with a win

    The St James Hospital Women’s League continued with another two matches last weekend with PAVI Depiro having the better of Honey Athleta and Hibs conceding defeat to champions Caffe Moak Luxol. Depiro lost their previous match to Hibs but were...

  • Naudi nets October award

    Naudi nets October award

    Michael Naudi, the captain of champions AtoZ Electronics Athleta, has been named Division One player of the month for October. Naudi has won the monthly award, now sponsored by Enervit, 14 times in his career. During October, Athleta won the first...

  • Athleta, Virtus to contest final

    Athleta A to Z Electronics saw off rivals Bupa Luxol to reach the final of the St James Hospital Shield for the third year running. Virtus Cynergi are the other finalists following their victory over Floriana Café Del Mar in the other...

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