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  • Luxol girls hand Hibs first loss of season

    Caffe Moak Luxol ended Hibs’ unbeaten run in the women’s league this season to join the same Paolites at the top of the standings. Luxol continued with their good form of late as Hibs had their experienced player Joselle Borg Cardona unavailable...

  • Floriana inflict Athleta’s first loss

    Floriana inflict Athleta’s first loss

    Athleta A-Z Electronics 56Royce Floriana 61 (15-16, 18-7, 15-19, 8-19) Champions Floriana put their upset to Siġġiewi behind them as they inflicted the first defeat on leaders Athleta. Floriana recovered from a disappointing second-quarter display...

  • Hibs and Athleta remain unbeaten

    Honey Athleta and Hibs extended their winning run after beating Petrus Phoenix Loyola and Starlites Sports Experience. Caffe Moak Luxol are just behind the leading duo after their victory over PAVI Depiro. Hibs seemed in control after dominating...

  • Starlites stun Siġġiewi as Depiro edge past Luxol

    Starlites stun Siġġiewi as Depiro edge past Luxol

    Starlites completed an early double over ReMax Siġġiewi, following up their pre-season win with another success that earned them a place in the semi-finals of the BOV Knock-Out. Pavi Depiro had the better of BUPA Luxol in extra-time. Athleta A to...

  • Athleta and Hibs reach semi-finals

    Honey Athleta found little resistance from Petrus Phoenix Loyola to reach the semi-finals of the St James Hospital Knock-Out. Hibs also progressed with victory over Starlites Sports Experience. Caffe Moak Luxol and Pavi Depiro were not involved in...

  • Champions fail Siġġiewi test

    Champions fail Siġġiewi test

    ReMax Siġġiewi 63Royce Floriana 58(14-13, 17-19, 15-15, 17-11) Siġġiewi handed champions Floriana their first league defeat this season. This was another big test for Siġġiewi who wanted to make up for their upset to Depiro the previous...

  • Hibernians and Athleta prevail intight matches

    Hibernians and Honey Athleta chalked up useful victories over PAVI Depiro and Starlites Sports Experience respectively to share top spot in the women’s championship as Cafe Moak Luxol surpassed the 100-point mark in their match against lowly...

  • Peterkin – best player

    Peterkin – best player

    The You Shop We Ship women’s basketball player of the month for October is PAVI Depiro’s Joncelyn Peterkin (picture). For the US player, this was her first individual honour in Malta having joined Depiro in summer. In October, Depiro had positive...

  • Champions open with a win

    Champions open with a win

    Champions Royce Floriana started their title defence with a victory over Starlites as other strong challengers Athleta A-Z Electronics disposed of rivals BUPA Luxol. In another match PAVI Depiro just managed to edge Remix Siġġiewi. Royce Floriana...

  • A steady start forAthleta as they beatLuxol a second time

    In the match of the weekend, Honey Athleta beat Caffe Moak Luxol a second time following their win in the MBA Shield semi-finals a few days back. Hibs disposed of Phoenix Petrus Loyola and Pavi Depiro beat Starlites Sports Experience in the...

  • Floriana’s Elston is player of the month

    Floriana’s Elston is player of the month

    The You Shop We Ship basketball player of the month for October is Derek Elston. For the Floriana Royce player, this was his first success in the monthly award contests for top players in the national competitions, having made his debut this...

  • Athleta, Floriana to vie for honour

    Athleta, Floriana to vie for honour

    Athleta A to Z Electronics and Royce Floriana will contest the final of the St James Hospital Shield after ousting BUPA Luxol and Starlites in the semi-finals. Athleta A To Z Electronics 80Bupa Luxol 51 (20-10, 13-8, 24-13, 23-20) Athleta...

  • Athleta win benefits Starlites

    Athleta win benefits Starlites

    Starlites became the fourth team to advance to the semi-finals of the St James Hospital Shield after Siġġiewi ReMax went down to Athleta A to Z Electronics. Floriana Royce edged out Bupa Luxol to finish on top of Group A. Bupa Luxol 75Floriana...

  • Starlites stun Siġġiewi, Luxol reach semi-finals

    BUPA Luxol and Floriana Royce became the first teams to reach the semi-finals of the St James Hospital Shield. Floriana were not in action last weekend while Luxol secured their last-four berth after condemning Pavi Depiro to their second defeat.

  • Depiro in last four, Luxol start on a high

    Depiro in last four, Luxol start on a high

    Pavi Depiro booked their place in the semi-finals of the St James Hospital Shield after a hard-fought win over Honey Athleta. Caffe Moak Luxol opened their campaign with victory over Starlites Sport Experience. Depiro managed to turn the tables on...

  • 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...

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