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Basketball

  • Athleta maintain form

    Athleta A-Z Electronics and Floriana Royce started their St James Hospital Shield commitments with victories on Sunday. Athleta, Siġġiewi and Starlites are in Group A and Group B is composed of Floriana, Depiro and Luxol. A rule introduced for...

  • Athleta A-Z beat Depiro in pre-season tournament final

    Athleta A-Z Electronics collected their second honour of the season on Sunday after winning the St James Hospital pre-season tournament which was played on a reduced format at the pavilion. The tournament saw the six Division One teams divided in...

  • Marsa open a 2-0 lead over Fiddlers

    Marsa played the first two matches from the three in schedule against Fiddlers CC last weekend. The home team batted first and were bowled out for a mere 159 runs. Had it not been for a brilliant innings from Haroon Majeed, who rode his luck on...

  • Franchitti’s scary crash puts safety in spotlight

    Franchitti’s scary crash puts safety in spotlight

    A terrifying crash put three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Dario Franchitti in a Houston hospital with a spinal fracture on Sunday and left over a dozen spectators injured. Franchitti’s car went airborne and destroyed a portion of the catch fence...

  • Luxol girls rally to win basketball Super Cup

    Luxol girls rally to win basketball Super Cup

    Luxol completed a stirring fightback as they came from behind to beat Depiro 65-57 in the Malta Basketball Association’s women’s Super Cup final yesterday. It was a hard-fought victory for the Luxol girls who were forced to trail their opponents...

  • Siġġiewi gear up for basketball season

    Siġġiewi gear up for basketball season

    Siġġiewi Basketball Club recently presented their new squad and partners for the 2013-14 season (picture). The club have new sponsors for the Division One team – ReMax Malta and Citadel Insurance. Brittania Tours will sponsor the U-23s and...

  • Athleta extend A to Z sponsorship agreement

    Athleta extend A to Z sponsorship agreement

    Athleta Basketball Club have extended their sponsorship agreement with A to Z Electronics ahead of the start of the 2013/14 league campaign. At the presentation of the sponsorship deal, held recently at the A to Z Electronics’ new outlet inside...

  • Depiro girls prevail in pre-season tournament

    Depiro Pavi continued where they left off last season after winning the women’s pre-season tournament having the better of Honey Athleta in the final on Sunday. Depiro, now coached by Gabriele Alesse and with new foreign player Joncelyn Peterkin...

  • Athleta win MBA Super Cup

    Athleta win MBA Super Cup

    Athleta opened the 2013-14 season in style when they had the better of Floriana 60-51 in the men’s Super Cup final yesterday. Joe Galea’s team were in control right from the outset and inspired by their top marksman Michael Naudi, who potted 16...

  • France beat Lithuania, win first major title

    An inspired France won their maiden basketball title in any major competition after overwhelming Lithuania 80-66 in an enthralling European championship final on Sunday. Thriving on long-range shooting and effervescent performances by the...

  • Hibs nursery starts new season on September 21

    The Hibernians basketball nursery will be opening its doors for the new season on September 21. All training sessions will be held at the Corradino Sports Complex on Saturdays. Again, the Hibs nursery technical staff will lay more emphasis on the...

  • Luxol basketball nursery gets under way this month

    The Luxol basketball nursery resumes its activities for season 2013/2014 on Saturday, September 28 with regular training sessions conducted by qualified staff coaches at the Luxol Gym in Pembroke. Applications in the various age-groups, ranging...

  • New court should be ready this year

    The new BOV Basketball Arena should be completed by the end of the year, Malta Basketball Association (MBA) president Paul Sultana told reporters yesterday. The MBA is currently engaged in a new project that sees the construction of two new courts...

  • Cassar completes FIBA coaching course

    After a playing career spanning over 30 years, Silvio Cassar has reached a new level in his coaching career after obtaining the European basketball licence FECC. The FIBA Europe Coaching Certificate is a three-year course of top-quality basketball...

  • Another FIBA date for referee Vassallo

    Following his positive performances at the Euro Championships for U-18 men in Latvia last month, international basketball referee Bernard Vassallo has received a second FIBA appointment in a relatively short period of time as the governing body...

  • Sultana to lead MBA for next four years

    Paul Sultana will retain his seat as president of the Malta Basketball Association (MBA) following an annual general meeting held earlier last week during which it was also decided that the term of office for the man at the helm and the general...

  • Malta U-18 girls settle for silver

    Malta U-18 girls settle for silver

    Sandro Farrugia’s U-18 national team produced a spirited perform-ance at Saturday’s deciding match for first place in the women’s FIBA European Championship Division C but host team Andorra won the contest 51-41. At half-time in La Vella, the...

  • Malta U-18 basketball girls reach final

    Malta U-18 basketball girls reach final

    The Malta U-18 girls team have reached the final of the European Championships Division C, currently being played in La Vella, Andorra. Sandro Farrugia’s team, who earlier this week booked their place in the last four after placing second in Group...

  • Malta U-18 girls team in Andorra

    The Maltese Under-18 basketball team are playing in the women’s FIBA European Championship Division C tournament to be hosted by Andorra between today and next Saturday. Four teams are taking part in the competition – Gibraltar, Wales, Malta and...

  • Ref Vassallo for Europeans

    Basketball referee Bernard Vassallo will be in action on the European scene once again next week after receiving an important FIBA nomination for the men’s U-18 European Championships (Division A) in Latvia between July 18 and 24. Matches in this...

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