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Powerade League Bank of Valletta Division 1 Standings
 1. Cynergi 7-3 
 2. Athleta 7-3 
 3. Bupa 7-3 
 4. Floriana 4-5 
 5. Hibernians 2-7 
 6. Starlites 2-8 
Regular Season Standings
Full Standings
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 

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Game 1 (Semi-Finals)

Cynergi 74% Mar.25 Floriana
Athleta 65% Mar.25 Bupa
Success for Gira Athleta after a wonderful game - Jan 25, 2016

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Lee Fisher
Falken Cynergi Virtus 84
Gira Athleta 98
(17-27) (27-23) (21-13) (19-35)

Gzira Athleta obtained their 4th consecutive success in the BOV Knock out final after beating Falken Cynergi Virtus 98-84. It was the best match of the season with both teams reaching a high level of performance. It was Virtus first defeat of the season, actually the first one since they lost a play-offs semifinal last year. Athleta were the best team on court mixing several types of defense and sometimes opting for a full court zone press. Lee Fisher (198-F-89, college: Chicago St.) Michael Naudi (193-G/F-80) and Nicolai Lubrano won several offensive rebounds, another point which turned the game in favour of Joe Galea's side. Athleta quickly took a 5 point lead 7-2 with Naudi in fine form from the start. Virtus hit back with a David Bugeja triple and they even took the lead with points by Jacob Formosa and Chris Santo (196-F, college: St.Anselm). Athleta were back with a 10-2 run with a Naudi triple together with Fisher and Micallef as they obtained a 10 point lead 27-17. In the second quarter, Athleta's advantage grew larger with a couple of hoops by Roderick Vella and Lubrano. Formosa and Peter Shoults (168-G-85) replied for Virtus with a couple of treys but a Billy Zammit (160-PG-90) triple and hoops by Fisher kept Athleta's double figure lead. Santo netted consecutive points for the champions as Vella nailed a trey for Athleta. Virtus ended the session with a 7-0 run including a Robert Bonnici trey and at halftime Athleta's lead was down to six points 50-44. In the start of the third quarter, both teams replied to each other as Vella netted his second triple for Athleta. Virtus replied with an 11-4 run with Shoults second trey as they succeeded in going ahead for the first time 65-63 before the last quarter got underway. Athleta opened with a Lubrano triple to get the lead once more. For two times, the champions replied as Santo and Shoults gave them the advantage. Athleta hit back with a 10-2 run with more points by Fisher and Lubrano. In the ninth minute, Athleta had a 9-3 run mainly from the free-throw line as Virtus attempted to stop the clock. However, Athleta kept calm and scored the remaining free-throws to win the game 98-84 among the celebrations by the players and supporters. At the end of the game, Peter Perotti Bank of Valletta Chief Officer presented the MVP momento to Lee Fisher and the KO trophy to Athleta's captain Michael Naudi.

Falken Cynergi Virtus: S. Pace, D. Bugeja 16, R. Bonnici 11, D. Camilleri, S. Bonnici, J. Formosa 13, A. Felice Pace, C. Santo 34, L. Sobers, F. Bartolo, P. Shoults 10, T. Grech.
Gira Athleta: M. Naudi 31, R. Vella 15, J. Wait, D. Wiersum, L. Stefanovic, I. Buldakov, B. Zammit 3, A. Micallef 5, N. Lubrano 12, S. Vincic, M. G. Montaldo, L. Fisher 31.
Referees: Bernard Vassallo, Gordon Barbara, Emanuel Mangani.


All set for the start of the 2017 Play-Off Series - 8 days ago
BOV Division 1 Men Top four spots remain unchanged The play-off spots were determined after the last day of the regular season, although nothing really changed in the league standings from last week as the top three remained joint leaders after they all won their games in the weekend. As a result, Cynergi Depiro ended in the top spot on the basis of superiority in the direct encounters between the top three and now will face fourth placed Floriana MCP Car Parks in the best of five semi...   [read more]

Chad Patus
Floriana clinch the remaining play-off spot - 13 days ago
BOV Men Division 1 Floriana MCP Car Parks 83 Hibernians 64 (22-17, 17-14, 17-17, 27-16) Floriana: C. Patus 42, S. Pace 9, S. Borg, N. Vasovic 15, C. Calleja 2, A. Axiaq 13, A. Micallef Trigona, N. Andrejevic 2 Hibs: M. Hampton, E. Xuereb, L. Farrugia 2, S. Attard 12, I. Bonett 2, A. Micallef 14, M. Matijevic 20, S. Vella, F. Mariani 6, A. Lizaur 8 Referees: E. Mangani, C. Farrugia, Z. Dobrosavljevic Floriana MCP Car Parks booked their place in the play-offs after beating Hibernians,...   [read more]

Three teams share the top spot - 15 days ago
By Bernard Vassallo The ninth day of the regular season ended with three teams sharing the top spot and ascertaining their place in the play-offs, although the top spot is still up for grabs. Depiro, Gzira Gzira Athleta and BUPA Bupa Luxol are sharing the top spot presently in that order, the latter due to the win-loss record in the games between the same trio in the regular season. The only, as yet, undetermined play-off spot is the fourth spot with only one game day to go for the end...   [read more]

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