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  • Depiro girls dethroned

    Caffe Moak Luxol and Honey Athleta will be contesting this year’s St James women’s league final after bagging a second victory in the best-of-three semi-final series, yesterday. Luxol ended the reign of outgoing champions Depiro after a 60-51...

  • National League semi-final play-offs start this evening

    The 2013-14 Malta Basketball Association national leagues enter a decisive phase this week when the opening ties from the semi-final play-offs, in both the men and women’s champion-ships, will be played at the Ta’ Qali Pavilion. In the St James...

  • Suns clinch basketball’s Amateur League

    Suns clinch basketball’s Amateur League

    SN Suns are the 2014 BOV Amateur League champions after topping the standings at the end of the championship campaign. John Paul Abela, manager media and community relations at Bank of Valletta, presented the trophy to Michael Barberi, captain of...

  • Luxol halt Athleta’s stride

    Luxol halt Athleta’s stride

    BUPA Luxol won the Louis Borg Cup after cancelling a 13-point deficit from the first leg to beat A-Z Electronics Athleta and clinch the honour on aggregate, yesterday. Luxol beat Athleta 89-72 in the return and finished four points (167-163) in...

  • Athleta open 13-point lead ahead of second leg

    Athleta open 13-point lead ahead of second leg

    Athleta A-Z Electronics 91BUPA Luxol 78 (25-28, 15-13, 21-22, 30-15) Athleta opened a 13-point lead ahead of tomorrow’s second leg to determine the 2014 men’s Louis Borg Cup winners. Luxol were poor in defence as Athleta, who already claimed the...

  • Jackson keen to leave his mark at Italy’s Brindisi

    Jackson keen to leave his mark at Italy’s Brindisi

    Joshua Jackson fulfilled one of his sporting ambitions late last month when he joined Italian Serie A1 giants Brindisi. The 28-year-old American guard, who also owns a Maltese passport, has accepted a short one-month contract with Piero Bucchi’s...

  • Floriana out of contention

    Floriana out of contention

    PAVI Depiro beat Floriana Royce to claim the top position at the end of Phase One of the championship, meaning the Greens will not be able to defend the title they won last year after finishing outside the top four. BUPA Luxol had the better of...

  • Honey Athleta make sure of top position

    Thanks to their victory over Hibs, Honey Athleta finished phase one of the women’s St James League in top position and now these same two sides will clash again in the semi-final play-offs . The other semi-final will be contested by Caffe Moak...

  • Depiro beat Starlites to go top

    Depiro beat Starlites to go top

    Remax Siġġiewi 82Athleta A-Z Electronics 68 (29-16, 17-9, 12-28, 24-15) Chad Patus skipped this match for Athleta and his absence was sorely felt as Siġġiewi went on to beat their opponents for the first time this season. With Ivo Hoeger and Chris...

  • Athleta lead the way

    Honey Athleta continue to lead the women’s league standings after their victory over Depiro as Luxol consolidated their second place after defeating Hibs. Depiro looked a weakened team without the inspirational Sam Brincat. The game started on a...

  • Athleta secure third honour

    Athleta secure third honour

    After tasting success in the Super Cup and St James Hospital Shield, Athleta A to Z Electronics captured their third honour of the season. They had the better of PAVI Depiro, 68-59, in the BOV Knock-Out final at the Ta’ Qali Pavilion on...

  • Luxol punish erratic Depiro

    Pavi Depiro 35Caffe Moak Luxol 61 (6-13, 12-19, 4-13, 13-16) Cafe Moak Luxol added the BOV KO to the MBA Shield after easily beating a poor Depiro team 61-35 in a generally one-sided final. Much more was expected from Depiro after a string of...

  • Athleta retain BOV KO

    Athleta retain BOV KO

    Athleta A-Z Electronics retained the BOV KO after beating PAVI Depiro 68-59 in the basketball final yesterday. Except for a short period in the third quarter, Athleta were always in front, inspired by the fine showing of shooters Michael Naudi and...

  • Faltering Greens on the brink

    Athleta A-Z Electronics 79Royce Floriana 62 (26-14, 17-14, 13-23, 23-11) Floriana had to win this match to keep their slim hopes of reaching the play-offs alive but their task was made more difficult when presenting only six players as David...

  • 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...

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