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  • Panathinaikos clinch title after fans riot

    Panathinaikos clinched the A1 League basketball championship in Greece on Wednesday after game three of the play-off final against arch-rivals Olym-piakos Piraeus was stopped due to crowd violence. The match was later abandoned after a group of...

  • MBA to hold Summer School at Ta’ Qali

    The Malta Basketball Association (MBA) has launched ‘SKOLA-BASKET – Basketball Summer School’, a 22-session training camp for boys and girls aged eight to 16. The summer school, aimed at further improving the level of Maltese basketball, will...

  • Heat smash Spurs to square NBA Finals

    Heat smash Spurs to square NBA Finals

    The Miami Heat rebounded from their NBA Finals opening game loss in emphatic style on Sunday, crushing the San Antonio Spurs 103-84 in Game Two to square the best-of-seven series. It was a total team effort from Miami, and they needed it with...

  • Late rally not enough to deny Papadopolou’s Cyprus

    Late rally not enough to deny Papadopolou’s Cyprus

    Malta 49Cyprus 58 (11-12, 9-15, 16-16, 13-15) The women’s basketball team GSSE 2013 adventure ended in total failure. Yesterday, the 2009 gold medallists were beaten by Cyprus in their final match of the round-robin tournament to miss out on a...

  • Basket girls lose second match

    Luxembourg 54Malta 49 (17-13, 8-15, 13-13, 16-8) Malta’s chances of a high placing in the women’s basketball tournament were dashed yester-day when Angela Adamoli’s team were beaten for a second time, on this occasion to hosts Luxem-bourg...

  • Women’s basketball team go down in opener

    Women’s basketball team go down in opener

    The women’s basketball team were off to a faulty start in the GSSE tournament yesterday when they succumbed to a 77-59 defeat to Iceland at the Arena D’Coque. Angela Adamoli’s girls were on the backfoot for much of the match as they failed to...

  • Adamoli relishing challenge

    Adamoli relishing challenge

    The women’s basketball team are heading to Luxembourg in search of a third GSSE gold medal in 10 years. New coach Angela Adamoli, who has taken over from fellow Italian Santino Coppa, tells Valhmor Camilleri that she is relishing the prospect of...

  • Team hit by Brincat Thoresen’s withdrawal from GSSE squad

    The Maltese women’s basketball team will be without key player Rebecca Brincat Thoresen for this month’s Games of the Small States of Europe as coach Angela Adamoli yesterday finalised her list of players for the Luxembourg tournament. Brincat...

  • Olympiakos retain Euroleague title

    Olympiakos Piraeus defeated Real Madrid 100-88 with a dominant second-half display late Sunday to win Europe’s premier basketball trophy for the second year running. Inspired by a vocal travelling support in London, Olympiakos battled back from...

  • Olympiakos-Real in basket final

    Olympiakos Piraeus will defend their Euroleague basketball title against Real Madrid in the final today after both teams recorded victories at London’s 02 Arena late Friday. In a rematch of the climax to last year’s European season, Olympiakos...

  • LeBron James named Most Valuable Player in NBA

    LeBron James named Most Valuable Player in NBA

    Miami Heat forward LeBron James was named the National Basketball Association’s Most Valuable Player for the 2012-13 season on Sunday. James received 120 first-place votes from the panel of 121 sports writers and broadcasters selected to choose...

  • Depiro land fifth title

    Depiro land fifth title

    Luxol 58Depiro 72 (16-16, 18-12, 6-22, 18-22) Pavi Depiro were crowned women’s champions for a fifth time in their history after they had the better of holders Luxol 72-58 in game five of the play-offs final and complete a 3-2 series...

  • Depiro girls force decider

    The women’s national league title this season will be decided on Sunday when the fifth and final play-off will be played after Depiro beat Luxol 75-56, yesterday. Luxol came to this match on the back of a comfortable 62-48 win in Game 4, looking...

  • Hibs complete junior double

    Hibs complete junior double

    Hibernians are the winners of the U-14 and U-16 championships this season, a rare achievement in local basketball circles. Both teams are coached by Silvio Cassar and Reuben Baldacchino. The U-14 team won the championship without conceding...

  • 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...

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