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  • 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...

  • Young Starlites hoopsters practise with Pietà nursery footballers

    Young Starlites hoopsters practise with Pietà nursery footballers

    A group of basketball players from the Starlites team recently joined their young sporting mates from the Pietà Hotspurs FC nursery for an unusual training session. The basketball juniors were keen to show how a decent lay-up is done as the...

  • No upsets as favourites advance to semi-finals

    No upsets as favourites advance to semi-finals

    Athleta, Siġġiewi and Floriana booked a place in the semi-finals of the men’s Louis Borg Cup after victories over Depiro, Mellieħa and Starlites. Luxol are the other side still in competition. Royce Floriana 143Starlites 106(Leg Scores: 66-55,...

  • Depiro and Luxol through to last four

    PAVI Depiro took revenge for their league defeat to Honey Athleta to advance to the semi-finals of the women’s Louis Borg Cup along with Caffe Moak Luxol. Hibs and Starlites Sports Experience are also in the last four after receiving a bye. Depiro...

  • Floriana’s Elstonis the MBA player of the month

    Floriana’s Elstonis the MBA player of the month

    Floriana Royce’s Derek Elston made it two in a row after being named the You Shop We Ship Division One Player of the Month for Novem-ber, the Malta Basket-ball Association (MBA) announced. Elston, who con-tinued with his fine performances last...

  • Athleta win top match

    Athleta A-Z Electronics 77Remax Siġġiewi 74 (13-17, 21-12, 18-25, 25-20) In this lively encounter, Athleta came out on top as they recovered from their upset to Floriana in the previous match to go top of the standings alongside PAVI...

  • Luxol girls hand Hibs first loss of season

    Caffe Moak Luxol ended Hibs’ unbeaten run in the women’s league this season to join the same Paolites at the top of the standings. Luxol continued with their good form of late as Hibs had their experienced player Joselle Borg Cardona unavailable...

  • Floriana inflict Athleta’s first loss

    Floriana inflict Athleta’s first loss

    Athleta A-Z Electronics 56Royce Floriana 61 (15-16, 18-7, 15-19, 8-19) Champions Floriana put their upset to Siġġiewi behind them as they inflicted the first defeat on leaders Athleta. Floriana recovered from a disappointing second-quarter display...

  • Hibs and Athleta remain unbeaten

    Honey Athleta and Hibs extended their winning run after beating Petrus Phoenix Loyola and Starlites Sports Experience. Caffe Moak Luxol are just behind the leading duo after their victory over PAVI Depiro. Hibs seemed in control after dominating...

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