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  • 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,...

  • Depiro girls beat Hibs in balanced match

    The women’s St James Shield matches over the weekend served to complete the semi-finals line-up which will now see Caffe Moak Luxol playing Hibs and PAVI Depiro taking on Gżira Athleta for a place in the final. The match between Depiro and Hibs...

  • Virtus reach semis, Fason lifts Luxol

    Virtus reach semis, Fason lifts Luxol

    Falken Cynergi Virtus 76Floriana Café Del Mar 68 (15-16, 26-14, 16-16, 19-22) Virtus maintained their impressive start to the season after dismissing the challenge of Floriana. The first quarter was balanced with Virtus replying to Floriana’s...

  • Depiro, Athleta in easy wins

    Newcomers Floriana and Starlites Sports Experience were knocked out of the St James Hospital Shield after slumping to their second straight defeat at the hands of Gżira Athleta and PAVI Depiro respectively. The inexperienced Starlites made a good...

  • Convincing starts for Virtus and Athleta in the Shield

    Hibernians 61Virtus Falken Cynergi 75 (17-18, 11-18, 12-25, 21-14) The pre-season St James Hospital Shield got underway last weekend with newly-promoted Hibernians making their return to top flight competition after a long lapse with a match...

  • Virtus, Luxol open season on top note after Super Cup wins

    Virtus, Luxol open season on top note after Super Cup wins

    Cynergi Virtus Falken got their 2015/16 campaign off to a bright start yesterday after winning the Super Cup at the expense of Gżira Athleta. In the women’s showdown, champions Caffe Moak Luxol saw off the challenge of Gżira Athleta 69-53 to...

  • Virtus, Athleta looking for an early edge in season opener

    Virtus, Athleta looking for an early edge in season opener

    The senior Malta Basketball Association competitions get off to an official start tomorrow afternoon with the Malta Sports Journalists Super Cup up for grabs in both men and women categories. The two protagonists in the National League last season...

  • Virtus, Hibs prevail in pre-season tournament

    Virtus, Hibs prevail in pre-season tournament

    Cynergi Virtus and Hibernians are the winners of the inaugural Independence Cup tournament, held at the Ta’ Qali Pavilion last weekend. A total of 21 games were played in the pre-season competition which began on Saturday and came to a close on...

  • Spain capture Euro basketball title

    Spain capture Euro basketball title

    Spain won their third European championship after a blistering performance by the talismanic Pau Gasol inspired them to an 80-63 win over Lithuania in yesterday’s final. The Chicago Bulls centre, who carried the Spaniards throughout the...

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