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  • 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...

  • Luxol beat Depiro in women’s Shield

    Luxol beat Depiro in women’s Shield

    Caffe Moak Luxol chalked up their second honour of the 2014-15 basketball campaign after beating PAVI Depiro 79-53 in the St James Hospital Shield final at the Pavilion, yesterday. Luxol were always a step ahead of their opponents and by the...

  • Luxol, Floriana crawl into semis

    Luxol, Floriana crawl into semis

    BUPA Luxol and Floriana Café Del Mar obtained hard-earned victories over ReMax Siġġiewi Citadel and PAVI Depiro to join A to Z Electronics Athleta and Virtus Cynergi in the semi-finals of the St James Hospital Shield, to be played on Sunday. BUPA...

  • Hibs make fine league start

    The 2014-15 St James Women’s League got underway last weekend with Hibs starting on a good note after beating PAVI Depiro to make up for their defeat to the same opponents in the MBA Shield the week before. With Eleonor Cassar and Christine Grima...

  • Deguara to play in Tunisia

    Malta national team players Sam Deguara and Darryl Josh Jackson have secured contracts with overseas clubs for the rest of the season. Deguara, who last season was on the books of BUPA Luxol, has reached an agreement to join Tunisian Division One...

  • Virtus and Athleta through to final

    Virtus and Athleta through to final

    Virtus Cynergi 77BUPA Luxol 58 (27-12, 18-11, 24-18, 8-17) Virtus confirmed they have a team good enough to challenge for the honours this season as they beat BUPA Luxol to reach the final of the MBA Shield. Pivot Samuel Deguara was unavailable...

  • Lakers veteran Nash out for season with back injury

    Los Angeles Lakers’ point guard Steve Nash will miss the entire 2014-15 season, the National Basketball Association team said yesterday. Nash, 40, has battled a bad back and other injuries for years and the latest setback suggests the two-time NBA...

  • Athleta outsmart Floriana in entertaining encounter

    Athleta outsmart Floriana in entertaining encounter

    Athleta A-Z Electronics started their pre-season St James Hospital Shield commitments with a tight victory over Floriana Caffe Del Mar and in another match Virtus Cynergi continued to impress after beating Remax Siġġiewi. Floriana Caffe Del Mar...

  • Depiro beat Luxol as Athleta stay in contention

    The women’s MBA Shield continued with two other matches, Pavi Depiro having the better of Caffe Moak Luxol and Honey Athleta chalking up their first win at the expense of DHL Phoenix. The format adopted for this competition is the same as the...

  • Athleta and Depiro handed KO SF berth

    The draw for this season’s BOV Knockout competitions for the men’s two divisions were held during a press conference at the Ta’ Qali Pavilion yesterday. Malta Basketball Association president Paul Sultana presided the draws in the presence of...

  • Athleta land St James Super Cup

    Athleta land St James Super Cup

    Athleta A-Z Electronics retained the St James Super Cup for a sixth successive season after they cruised past Depiro 119-53 at the Ta’ Qali Pavilion yesterday. It was a dominant performance from the Malta champions who had the game all sewn up by...

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