Floriana hold nerve to win first basketball title - Apr 29, 2013
Floriana held their nerve to win their first national basketball title after beating defending champions Athleta 74-71 in yesterdays fifth and decisive game. With the final series level at 2-2, Athleta, who had twice recovered from a game down, looked on course to retain the title as they led 36-29 at half-time but an 8-0 run at the start of the third session swayed the balance in Florianas favour. Inspired by Christopher Sammut (169-G-85) and Bevan Scott Camilleri, the Greens went on to build a 13-point advantage in the last session but Athleta refused to give up. They produced a stirring fightback, going on a 14-0 run to move one point ahead but Dirk Schembris late basket proved crucial for Floriana. Sammut hit 20 points for the winners, eight fewer than Athletas Marco Todorovic who was the games top scorer. At the end of the match, Floriana captain Ian Mercieca received the BOV National League trophy from Stefan Buontempo, the Parliamentary Secretary for Sport. Courtesy of: http://www.timesofmalta.com
Eurobasket.com Louis Borg Cup Tournament Awards - Jan 21, 2013
Stats Provided By: C.Schembri
The Awards was chosen on several factors: The Overall Cup Tournament Performances Individually and the Overall Teams Success during the Cup Tournament
Morgan had the Most overall dominating performances during the Louis Borg Cup Tournament. Morgan did not score as much as many are use to in the finals against Athleta but found other ways to be a key factor in helping to lead his club to the Louis Borg Cup Championship over Athleta which was focused on shutting him down. Morgan led his club in ppg, apg, rpg, and bpg over the 4 games Deprio played in cup. Morgan also led the overall cup in rpg,ppg, and apg during the cup with a minimum of 3 games played during the cup tournament. This is the first cup has won in over a decade.
Eurobasket.com 2012 Malta Shield All Tournament Team - Dec 2, 2012
Champions: Athleta Runner-Up: Depiro
MVP: Marco Todorovic Athleta 6'9" PF/Center Serbian 20.3ppg, 8.3 rpg: Noteable Game Championship 28pts 11rebs
PG: Rodrick Vella Depiro 5'11" PG Maltese 8.3ppg, 8.7rpg, 5.0apg, 3.0spg: Notable Game: 6pts, 15rebs, 7ast, 7stls G Stephen Shackleford Luxol 6'6" G USA 19.0ppg, 18rebs, 4apg, 2.5spg: Notable Game: 20pts, 21rebs, 5ast, 2stls G/F Shawn Morgan Depiro 6'6 G/F USA 29.0ppg, 8.0rebs, 7.5apg, 3.5spg: Noteable Game: 32pts, 9ast, 9rebs, 3stls F Marco Matijevic Siggiewi 6'7" F Serbian 18.5ppg, 10.5rpg, 2spg: Notable Game: 16pts, 12 rebs, 2stls, 1blk F/PF Phillip Thomas Floriana 6'8" PF/C USA 26.5ppg, 14.5rpg, 1.5spg: Notable Game: 29pts, 15rebs, 1ast
AZ Electronics Athleta open season with victory in St James SuperCup - Oct 6, 2012
Athleta - BUPA Luxol 67:56
Athleta victoriously opened the new season. They clinched the first trophy of the season. Athleta overcame BUPA Luxol to celebrate St James SuperCup. The teams clashed at the University Sports Hall, Tal-Qroqq. Luxol surged ahead in the first half. Led by Steve Shackelford Luxol posted a 32:30 lead after twenty minutes of action. But Athleta found the way to turn things around in the second half. They stepped on the gas in the fourth quarter and snatched a difficult win at the end. David Bugeja (180-SG-92) stepped up with 17 points to lead the winners. Marko Todorovic (204-F/C-85) accounted for 16 points for Athleta.
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