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  • Cool Greens net the title

    Cool Greens net the title

    Floriana Franc. Fenech 74Athleta A-Z Electronics 71 (13-18, 16-18, 25-17, 20-18) Floriana are the new kings of Maltese basketball after dethroning Athleta following a thrilling fifth match from the play-offs final series played in front of a...

  • Floriana hold nerve to win first basketball title

    Floriana hold nerve to win first basketball title

    Floriana held their nerve to win their first national basketball title after beating defending champions Athleta 74-71 in yesterday’s fifth and decisive game. With the final series level at 2-2, Athleta, who had twice recovered from a game down,...

  • Athleta stay in the hunt

    Athleta stay in the hunt

    Athleta hit back on Sunday to force a fifth and decisive play-off against Floriana in the men’s final. Sunday’s clash will determine where the championship will be heading to this season. Athleta A-Z 91Floriana Fran. Fenech 82 (27-25, 16-11,...

  • Depiro stun champions in opening match

    Luxol 54Pavi Depiro 76 (6-20, 14-18, 15-18, 19-20) Pavi Depiro opened the best-of-five women’s league final play-offs with a clear-cut victory over Luxol on Sunday. Luxol, the title holders, will now seek to force a third match and even the series...

  • Women’s basketball reinstated

    Women’s basketball reinstated

    Malta’s aspirations of achieving a positive result at the upcoming Games of the Small States of Europe (GSSE) in Luxembourg received a boost after it was revealed that the women’s basketball tournament has been reinstated in the competition...

  • Greens edge closer to title

    Floriana Francesco Fenech 84Athleta A-Z Electronics 69 (16-21, 19-21, 25-11, 24-16) This was another high-octane clash between these two title contenders with Floriana overcoming a difficult period and turning the tables on champions Athleta after...

  • Depiro reach final as Hibs force decider

    Depiro reach final as Hibs force decider

    Pavi Depiro are the first team to book a place in the final of the women’s basketball league after eliminating Alyssa Ashley Loyola 2-0 in the best-of-three semi-final series. The other contender will be known tomorrow evening as Hibs forced a...

  • Athleta pounce on Floriana’s late decline

    Athleta pounce on Floriana’s late decline

    Athleta 80Floriana 69 (14-18, 19-14, 16-18, 31-19) Athleta A to Z Electronics’ experience proved decisive in the second match of their BOV League best-of-five play-off final against Floriana Francesco Fenech as the cham-pions hit back from their...

  • Luxol, Depiro take lead in semi-finals

    Luxol and Pavi Depiro made the first step towards contesting the St James Hospital play-offs final after winning their opening match of the best-of-three semi-final series against Hibs and Alyssa Ashley Loyola respectively. Luxol had to work...

  • Lakers retire Shaquille O’Neal shirt

    Lakers retire Shaquille O’Neal shirt

    Actor Jack Nicholson greets former Los Angeles Lakers’ Shaquille O’Neal (left) as he poses with his jersey during a ceremony to retire the number 34 in O’Neal’s honour during half-time of the NBA basketball game against the Dallas Mavericks in Los...

  • Floriana hold nerve to take lead in play-off final

    Floriana hold nerve to take lead in play-off final

    Floriana Francesco Fenech 111Athleta A To Z Electronics 106(20-22, 20-9, 16-17, 17-25, 13-13, 14-14, 11-6) The best-of-five title play-off series was off to an exciting start as Floriana Francesco Fenech showed resilience to overcome Athleta A to...

  • Luxol to meet Hibs in semis

    Although the first phase of the women’s championship is not over yet, the teams who have qualified for the semi-final play-offs are already known. Luxol, the reigning champions, are joined by PAVI Depiro, Alyssa Ashley Loyola and Hibs in the race...

  • Athleta made to sweat to reach final against Floriana

    Athleta made to sweat to reach final against Floriana

    Athleta A-Z Electronics 71PAVI Depiro 67 (21-16, 13-19, 14-7, 13-19 – 10-6) Athleta had to play extra-time before staving off the bold Depiro challenge and earn themselves another tilt at the title. Depiro had their chances but in the end they...

  • Honey Athleta go down fighting

    Depiro beat Hibs in their last match from the opening phase of the women’s league but thanks to their hard-earned win over Honey Athleta, it will be Luxol who will claim the top spot. Luxol were coming from a shock upset in the Louis Borg Cup...

  • Phoenix Qormi Open Day

    Phoenix Qormi Basketball Club are holding an Open Day on April 7 at St George’s Parish Square between 9am and noon. The activity is aimed at pro-moting the sport in Qormi and neighbouring localities. Boys and girls of all ages are invited to join...

  • Depiro girls stun Luxol to lift Louis Borg Cup

    Depiro girls stun Luxol to lift Louis Borg Cup

    Pavi Depiro pulled off a remarkable turnaround in yesterday’s second leg from the women’s Louis Borg Cup final after they cancelled a first-leg deficit of 16 points to see off Luxol 66-45 and lift the trophy 123-118 on aggregate. Luxol, already...

  • Play-offs drag into deciders

    The two teams to contest this year’s final will be known next Sunday as the best-of-three semi-final play-offs are now locked in 1-1 stalemates and will require a third game to determine a winner. PAVI Depiro 71Athleta A-Z Electronics 53 (17-15,...

  • Luxol girls open cushion lead in LBorg Cup final

    PAVI Depiro 57Luxol 73 (16-4, 16-13, 14-16, 11-40) Luxol look well poised to claim another honour in women’s bas-ketball this season after an incredible fourth quarter during which they turned a 20-point deficit into a 16-point lead in the first...

  • Miami stretch winning streak to 20 games

    Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade thought it was “great .. in the larger scheme of things” that his team struggled to beat the lowly Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday night for its 20th straight victory. “Right now we’re preparing for the play-offs,” Wade...

  • Monthly award for Brincat

    The You Shop We Ship Player of the Month award for January in women’s basketball was won by PAVI Depiro’s Samantha Brincat (picture). This was the first individual honour for Brincat who joined Depiro last season. In January, Depiro had a couple...

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