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  • Coppa leads Luxol to victory

    Two close games characterised the MSV Life Women’s League last weekend as Luxol handed Gżira Athleta their first defeat to join them at the top spot of the standings. Following their victory over Hibs, Starlites have the better game win percentage...

  • Orlandina mulling pre-season in Malta

    Orlandina mulling pre-season in Malta

    Orlandina Basket completed a three-day training camp at Ta’ Qali yesterday ahead of the crucial second phase of the Serie A1 season in Italy. Coach Gennaro Di Carlo told The Sunday Times of Malta the programme was a success and that they were...

  • National team player Falzon joins Spanish side Zornotza

    National team player Falzon joins Spanish side Zornotza

    Tevin Falzon is continuing his basketball career in the Spanish League after agreeing terms to play for Zornotza. Last month, the LEB Silver Division side offered the 24-year-old Malta forward a contract and he accepted to kick-start his...

  • Hibs and Athleta reach final

    Hibs and Athleta reach final

    Starlites Naxxar 65Hibernians 79 (18-19, 25-19, 16-17, 6-24) Hibernians became the first finalists of the BOV KO for men this season after they beat Starlites in an entertaining semi-final where the last quarter proved crucial to determine the...

  • Patus and Arguello are the BOV players of the month

    Patus and Arguello are the BOV players of the month

    Floriana foreigner Chad Patus is the BOV Player of the Month for December and the women’s title went to Patricia Arguello, of Starlites, the Malta Basketball Association announced. Canadian Patus is in his fourth season in the Maltese league. He...

  • Serie A1 team Orlandina for Malta training camp

    Serie A1 team Orlandina for Malta training camp

    Italian Serie A1 side Betaland Orlandina Basket will travel to Malta next week for a four-day training camp at the Ta’ Qali Pavilion. Malta Basketball Association (MBA) president Paul Sultana confirmed with Times of Malta that the Sicilian side...

  • Lizaur, Simmons scoop best player awards for November

    Lizaur, Simmons scoop best player awards for November

    Hibernians forward Alvaro Lizaur has won the BOV basketball player of the month award for November. The towering Spaniard averaged 33 points per game last month, scored 99 points in three outings while averaging 15 rebounds. Alvaro is the first...

  • Third-quarter surge lifts Athleta

    Third-quarter surge lifts Athleta

    Gżira Athleta 75Hibernians 68 (14-22, 18-11, 22-13, 21-22) A 19-5 Gżira Athleta run in the third quarter was the turning point of this entertaining game as Joe Galea’s men overturned a 35-41 deficit into a 54-46 lead. Hibs had been in the driving...

  • Athleta capture Division Two KO

    Athleta capture Division Two KO

    Gżira Athleta won their second category honour this season after beating Siġġiewi St Nicholas 74-50 in the BOV Division Two KO final to add to their MBA Shield success a few weeks ago. An 11-0 run in the opening quarter set Gżira Athleta’s...

  • Wins for Starlites and Hibs in tight encounters

    There were another two close games in the MSV Life Women’s League, further confirmation that there is little difference between all sides this season. With leaders Gżira Athleta not in action last weekend, Depiro succumbed to their third defeat in...

  • Gżira and Floriana to contest men’s final

    Cynergi Depiro   78Gżira Athleta       82(Gżira Athleta win series 155-137) Gżira Athleta relied on their 14-point win from the first leg as they fended off the challenge of Cynergi Depiro in Tuesday’s second game despite the latter’s attempts to...

  • Starlites girls book date with Athleta

    Starlites girls book date with Athleta

    Gżira Athleta       69Caffe Moak Luxol             69(Gżira Athleta win series 126-115) Caffe Moak Luxol showed resolve at times during the second leg and even managed to take a temporary lead on aggregate only for Gżira Athleta to hit back...

  • Athleta have the edge after opening leg

    Athleta have the edge after opening leg

    Gżira Athleta 73Cynergi Depiro 59 (16-14, 15-16, 22-18, 20-11) A nine-point margin between the two sides in the last quarter was the determining factor in this Louis Borg Cup semi-final first leg which sees Athleta starting today’s return in the...

  • Depiro cruise but other ties still open

    Depiro cruise but other ties still open

    Gżira Athleta 81Hibernians 77 (15-20, 34-23, 12-18, 20-16) Things seemed pointing to a dull, low-scoring quarter-final first leg when the opening basket arrived 186 seconds after tip-off. Yet, this tie then resulted in an entertaining affair,...

  • Paola girls hit back to win first leg

    Gżira Athleta 57Hibernians 59 (7-15, 18-15, 14-11, 18-18) Just one week after these two sides featured in a tense game that was decided after two over-times, Hibernians and Athleta produced another balanced affair, this time ending the women’s...

  • Depiro prevail in overtime

    Depiro prevail in overtime

    Cynergi Depiro 83Hibernians 79 (16-19, 14-18, 21-18, 21-17 – 11-7) The game looked done and dusted in Hibs’ favour when, with just over a minute remaining and the score 69-64 for Hibs, Cynergi Depiro stole the ball in mid-court. DJ Mason went for...

  • Starlites leave it late to beat Depiro in opener

    Starlites leave it late to beat Depiro in opener

    Starlites Naxxar 69Cynergi Depiro 68 (20-13, 9-23, 17-20, 23-12) Fourteen points down with seven minutes to go failed to dampen Starlites’ drive. They showed determination in getting back into this opening match of the 2016-17 BOV National League...

  • Holders Athleta, Hibs in semis

    Holders Athleta, Hibs in semis

    Gżira Athleta 83Cynergi Depiro 66 (24-21, 24-8, 16-15, 19-22) Buoyed by a strong second-quarter performance, Gżira Athleta kicked off their Knock-Out defence on a solid footing after defeating Cynergi Depiro to book their place in the semi-finals...

  • A clean sweep by Athleta

    A clean sweep by Athleta

    Gżira Athleta 74Floriana MCP Car Parks 58 (15-15, 23-22, 16-8, 20-13) Gżira Athleta made a clean sweep of the St James Hospital Shield this season when they added the men’s and women’s titles to the Division Two honour which their men’s second...

  • Gżira Athleta girls lift the Shield for first time

    Gżira Athleta girls lift the Shield for first time

    Gżira Athleta  53Depiro 43 (13-16, 14-7, 8-6, 18-14) Athleta claimed the women’s St James Hospital Shield for the first time after having the better of Depiro. After a tit-for-tat first quarter, Athleta opened a narrow lead and from then on...

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