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  • Cynergi, Athleta reach final

    Cynergi, Athleta reach final

    Falken Cynergi Virtus 76Floriana Café Del Mar 69 (13-21, 17-14, 26-21, 20-13) This was a balanced cup tie with Virtus qualifying for another medal match but for the Greens it was a total upset. The final outcome remained uncertain until the last...

  • Luxol, Hibernians win again

    Caffe Moak Luxol and Hibs Electrofix continue to lead the women’s league standings following victories over PAVI Depiro and Floriana, respectively, last weekend. Luxol had the better of Depiro for the third time this season. Without coach Adrian...

  • Patus, Grima – players of the month

    Floriana Café del Mar’s Chad Patus and Christine Grima, of Hiber-nians, are the basketball players of the month for November. With 138 points in five matches, Patus averaged 27.60 points per game with 71 per cent of his tally coming from the...

  • Luxol fade after bright opening

    Luxol fade after bright opening

    PAVI Depiro 76BUPA Luxol 66 (11-27, 22-13, 28-15, 15-11) Luxol seemed cruising to victory after establishing a significant lead before half-time. However, they suddenly lost their rhythm with American player Colt Fason and captain Marco Mercieca...

  • Champions Virtus make it two from two after edging out Luxol

    Champions Virtus make it two from two after edging out Luxol

    BUPA Luxol 76Falken Cynergi Virtus 78 (19-31, 14-10, 19-24, 24-13) Virtus again met strong resistance from a determined Luxol who had top-scorer Colt Fason posing all kinds of problems to Paul Ferrante’s team and they nearly forced...

  • Lakers’ Bryant to retire at end of season

    Lakers’ Bryant to retire at end of season

    Los Angeles Lakers great Kobe Bryant, arguably the best player of his generation, announced on Sunday he will retire after the 2015-16 National Basketball Association (NBA) season. Bryant, who is struggling through the worst season of his...

  • Champions start on a positive note

    Champions start on a positive note

    Falken Cynergi Virtus 82Hibernians 56 (21-18, 22-13, 18-11, 21-14) Champions Virtus stepped up their game after the interval to see off Hibernians and start their title defence on a sound footing. Virtus, without the injured David Bugeja, could...

  • Luxol prevail in top clash

    The match between Caffe Moak Luxol and Hibernians was the highlight of the women’s MSV Life League last weekend. Luxol won the match 59-50 to maintain their rich vein of form in this early phase of the basketball season. Charles Bonnici’s girls...

  • Depiro and Floriana book semi-final spot

    Depiro and Floriana book semi-final spot

    PAVI Depiro and Floriana Café Del Mar have joined Gżira Athleta and Falken Cynergi Virtus in the semi-finals of the BOV Knock-Out after wins over Hibs and BUPA Luxol respectively Hibernians 58PAVI Depiro 60 (13-9, 17-20, 13-13, 15-18) Depiro had...

  • Luxol launch title defence with easy win

    Caffe Moak Luxol set out on the road to defend their title with a straightforward win over Floriana. Hibs and PAVI Depiro recorded good victories over Gżira Athleta and Starlites Sports Experience respectively. Luxol were untroubled by newcomers...

  • Virtus ace Bugeja best player for October

    Virtus ace Bugeja best player for October

    The first monthly awards of the 2015/16 basketball season, sponsored by Bank of Valletta, have been won by David Bugeja (Falken Cynergi Virtus) in the men’s Division One, Thomas Grech (Starlites) in the second division and Caffe Moak Luxol’s Sarah...

  • Amputee Kovacevic in stunning basketball return

    Amputee Kovacevic in stunning basketball return

    No one would want to be in Natasa Kovacevic’s shoes and very few would even be prepared to contemplate what the promising basketball player has accomplished in the last two years. Despite needing to have her left leg amputated below the knee after...

  • Virtus rally to beat Floriana in the final

    Virtus rally to beat Floriana in the final

    Falken Cynergi Virtus came from behind to beat Floriana Café Del Mar and clinch the St James Hospital Shield on Sunday. For Virtus, this was their third honour this season after winning the Independence Cup and Super Cup. Floriana Café Del Mar...

  • Luxol girls prevail over Depiro

    After lifting the women’s Super Cup, Caffe Moak Luxol stretched their unbeaten run by beating PAVI Depiro in the Shield final. It is the eighth time that Luxol have won the Shield. Caffe Moak Luxol 62PAVI Depiro 38 (18-10, 14-6, 14-14, 16-8) Luxol...

  • St James Hospital Shield glory for Virtus and Luxol

    St James Hospital Shield glory for Virtus and Luxol

    Cynergi Virtus and Caffe Moak Luxol retained the St James Hospital Shield trophy for another season after contrasting victories in yesterday’s finals at the Ta’ Qali pavilion. Virtus struggled to assert control in the men’s final as Floriana led...

  • Virtus and Floriana set up showdown

    Virtus and Floriana set up showdown

    Falken Cynergi Virtus and Floriana Café Del Mar will contest the final of the St James Hospital Shield after seeing off BUPA Luxol and Gżira Athleta in two high-scoring semi-finals last weekend. Falken Cynergi Virtus 79BUPA Luxol 76 (10-19, 21-12,...

  • Luxol and Depiro reach women’s Shield final

    Caffe Moak Luxol and PAVI Depiro will clash in the St James Shield final after hard-fought victories over Hibs and Gżira Athleta, res-pectively, in the semi-finals. As expected, Luxol found strong resistance from the young Hibs girls who had to do...

  • Vassallo to ref EuroCup tie in France

    International basketball referee Bernard Vassallo will commence his European club competition season this week after receiving a FIBA nomination for a EuroCup match. Today, Vassallo will be in France to control the Group H qualifier between hosts...

  • Favourable draw for holders Athleta

    Favourable draw for holders Athleta

    Gżira Athleta were handed a favourable path to the BOV knockout final following the draws held at the Malta Basketball Association (MBA) headquarters in Ta' Qali, yesterday. Last season, Athleta won the knockout after beating Virtus Cynergi in the...

  • Greens blast past Hibs as Athleta down Luxol

    Greens blast past Hibs as Athleta down Luxol

    Floriana Cafe Del Mar joined Virtus, BUPA Luxol and Gżira Athleta in the semi-finals of the MBA Shield after a handsome victory over Hibs. Athleta topped Group B after outsmarting Luxol. BUPA Luxol 66Gżira Athleta 80 (18-25, 18-21, 12-16,...

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