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Division 1 Standings
 1. Athleta 0-0 
 2. Bupa 0-0 
 3. Cynergi 0-0 
 4. Hibs Sen 0-0 
 5. Starlites 0-0 
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Marko Todorovic27.00 
 Nathan Walkup -26.50 
 Omar Said -23.33 
 Micheal Naudi -23.00 
 Chad Patus -20.00 
Rebounds Per Game
 Chad Patus -17.67 
 Marco Todorovic -16.00 
 Nathan Walkup -13.00 
 Michael Naudi -9.33 
 Anton Axiaq -8,50 
Assists Per Game
 Michael Naudi -5.67 
 David Bugeja -5.50 
 Chad Patus -5.33 
 Roderick Vella -5.33 
 Timothy Zammit -4.00 
Steals Per Game
 Andrew Aquilina -4.00 
 Roderick Vella -4.00 
 Nathan Walkup -3.50 
 David Bugeja -3.00 
 Omar Said -3.00 

First Round Schedule
Athleta 50% Nov.26 Hibs Sen
Starlites 50% Nov.26 Bupa
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League Day 4 2015/2016 - Jan 11, 2016

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Pavi Depiro 50
Falken Cynergi Virtus 86
(11-24) (12-19) (16-17) (11-26)

Champions Falken Cynergi Virtus remained un-beaten in all competitions after their league victory against Pavi Depiro. They recovered Jacob Formosa but Thomas Grech was missing and Depiro had Darryl Schembri missing. Virtus netted the first six points of the game however slowly Depiro replied and leveled the score. Virtus then made a 15-0 run with several points by Chris Santo (196-F, college: St.Anselm) and although Depiro had a Timothy Zammit trey, Virtus were in front 24-11 in the first period. Depiro had the first two baskets in the second session followed by a 9-2 run by Virtus with a Shawn Pace triple to increase their lead 33-17. Depiro had a brace of hoops by Nicholas Grech and Vangelis Vlachos but Virtus also replied with points from Formosa, David Bugeja (180-SG-92) and Robert Bonnici for a 43-23 score at halftime. In the third quarter, Depiro opened with a 7-0 run with treys from Grech and Kurt Xuereb. Virtus also had a 9-0 run with points by Peter Shoults (168-G-85) and they also netted a couple of treys by Pace and Formosa for a 60-39 score. In the last session, there was another 12-0 run by the champions as they closed the match with two treys by Bugeja and won the game 86-50.

Pavi Depiro: J. Attard, M. Agius 3, A. Aquilina 2, N. Grech 5, T. Zammit 9, M. Mallia 4, V. Vlachos 2, K. Xuereb 3, M. Borg 2, M. Nwelue 20.
Falken Cynergi Virtus: S. Pace 5, D. Bugeja 21, R. Bonnici 9, L. Sobers 1, S. Bonnici, J. Formosa 12, A. Felice Pace 2, C. Santo 28, A, Schembri, F. Bartolo, P. Shoults 8.
Referees: Bernard Vassallo, Alfred Carbonaro, Emanuel Mangani.

Floriana Cafe Del Mar 85
Hibernians 75
(19-21) (21-17) (26-16) (19-21)

Floriana Cafe Del Mar replied to Virtus victory as they won against Hibernians 85-75. Floriana had Nikola Vasovic suspended for this match. The first session was very balanced as no team managed to obtain a good lead. Hibs had Kieron Caruana (178-F/C-97)'s triples which kept them in front as Chad Patus (203-F-87, college: Belm.Abbey) and Anton Axiaq replied for Floriana. Hibs closed the first session in front 21-19. Floriana opened the second session with a strong 17-4 run with treys by Patus and Nigel Sultana. Lee Ross (182-G-89) also had a triple for them before an 8-0 run by Hibs with treys from Stefan Vella and Luke Farrugia which saw Floriana's advantage cut to 2 points at the interval 40-38. In the 3rd quarter, it was Ross who hammered Hibs defence with his treys as Floriana opened again a double figure lead 52-41. Marco Matijevic replied for Hibs but Floriana hit back again with another Ross triple and points by Axiaq and Patus for a 66-54 score. In the last quarter, Simon Attard had two treys for Hibs to reduce the gap once more. Then Floriana settled the matters again with a 9-0 run as Hibs coach was sent off with his second technical foul. Hibs tried again as they had three consecutive treys from Farrugia, Paul Attard and Simon Attard but they had no more time as Floriana won the game 85-75.

Floriana Cafe Del Mar: C. Patus 35, L. Ross 29, N. Sultana 7, S. Borg 4, A. Portelli 3, C. Calleja 1,A. Axiaq 6, A. Micallef Trigona, N. Andrejevic.
Hibs: P. Attard 3, M. Houmpton, G. Agius, L. Farrugia 14, S. Attard 17, I. Bonett, K. Caruana 13, R. Carabott 5, K. Sultana, S. Vella 3, F. Mariani 5, M. Matijevic 15.
Referees: Emanuel Mangani, Stephen Micallef, Zvezdan Dobrosaviljevic.

Gira Athleta 92
Bupa Luxol 67
(20-18) (19-16) (25-22) (28-11)

Gzira Athleta strengthened their third place after the joint leaders with a victory against Bupa Luxol 92-67. Athleta had American Lee Fisher (198-F-89, college: Chicago St.) making his debut whilst Luxol had Tom Paris still missing. The game had a slow start with Luxol one point ahead 7-6 half way through the first session. Athleta replied with a 9-2 run with points from Michael Naudi and Nicolai Lubrano before a CJ Cordina triple for Luxol. Athleta were 20-18 ahead at the end of the quarter and opened the second period with treys from Daan Weirsum and Roderick Vella. Luxol's reply came mainly from Colt Fason (198-F, college: Ouachita Baptist) together with Cordina and Marco Mercieca however as soon as they leveled the score 26-26, Athleta hit again with another 8-0 run by Naudi and Fisher. Cordina replied with two consecutive treys but two more hoops by Fisher saw Athleta opening a 5 point advantage for half time 39-34. In the third quarter, Athleta started with an 8-2 run to increase their lead further. Jean Paul Bonnici replied with 2 triples for Luxol together with Cordina. Luxol were once more close to their opponents but then Athleta had two treys by Billy Zammit and opened an 8 point advantage for the last period 64-56. In the last session Athleta consolidated their advantage with consecutive treys by Vella, together with Weirsum and Lubrano as they won the game 92-67.

Gira Athleta: M. Naudi 21, R. Vella 17, F. Mifsud Bonnici, D. Wiersum 9, L. Stefanovic, I. Buldakov, B. Zammit 6, A. Micallef 5, N. Lubrano 15, S. Vincic, M. G. Montaldo, L. Fisher 19.
Bupa Luxol: CJ Cordina 20, C. Fason 32, J. Willoughby, J. Tabone, J.P. Schembri , K. Dimech, S. Visser, M. Mercieca 2, J. Maistre Mellilo, JP Bonnici 13.
Referees: Bernard Vassallo, Alfred Carbonaro, Zvezdan Dobrosaviljevic.


Luxol's Vasovic lauds team composure after Super Cup triumph - 6 days ago
Reigning champions BUPA Luxol set off the new season, played in the newly refurbished Ta' Qali basketball complex, on a high note winning the St James Hospital Super Cup, for the ninth time in history, eight years after their last trophy success in 2009. Both teams were wary of each other at the start of the final with points coming hard to come by. One of Hibs' new signings, Roderick Vella (ex-Gzira Athleta) opened the game's account with one shot from two from the charity line only to b...   [read more]

Kyle Meyer
Kyle Meyer signs at Bupa - 1 month ago
Defending champion Bupa Luxol (Division 1) landed 24-year old American center Kyle Meyer (208-104kg-93, agency: KMG Sports Management). He just graduated from Houston (NCAA). In 32 games he averaged only 2.3ppg and 3.6rpg last season. As mentioned above Meyer is just out of the college and it will be his first season in pro basketball. Among other achievements he played in the final of NJCAA D1 District VIII in 2015. Meyer received also All-MPBA 1st Team award in 2016 at his...   [read more]

T.Hesperange tabs Pierce Cumpstone, ex Bupa - 2 months ago
Telstar Hesperange (N2) inked 23-year old American forward Pierce Cumpstone (203-88kg-94, college: Stonehill). He played most recently at Bupa in Maltese Division 1. He helped them to win the league title (twice). Cumpstone received CoSIDA NCAA Division II Academic All-District 1 1st Team award in 2016 at his college time. Cumpstone graduated from Stonehill College in 2016 and it will be his second season in pro basketball. Telstar Hesperange roster for 2017-2018: Guards: Tom Donnersbac...   [read more]

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