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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
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 
  

Falken Cynergi Virtus and Floriana Caf Del Mar to contest Louis Borg Cup final - Feb 1, 2016


POSTED BY:
COLIN SCHEMBRI
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Chris Santo
Hibernians 63
Falken Cynergi Virtus 135
(18-38) (15-28) (11-47) (19-22)


Falken Cynergi Virtus recovered strongly from the defeat in the Knock Out final obtaining a great victory over Hibs 135-63. Virtus had already reached hundred points in the third session, something very rare, especially in the local scene. Hibs, had 41 turnovers and the style of their play was not as usual as champions hardly gave them a chance. After a balanced start, Virtus made a 13-6 run with several points by Chris Santo (196-F, college: St.Anselm). Virtus continued with three pointers by Robert Bonnici and Jacob Formosa and despite Hibs had the points by Luke Farrugia, consecutive points by David Bugeja saw Virtus closing the first period in front 38-18. Virtus opened the second session with another 20-2 break with three pointers from Santo and David Camilleri. Hibs stopped them with a Kieron Caruana (178-F/C-97) triple but Virtus points continued on a regular basis and at half time they had a comfortable double figure lead 66-33. In the third period, Virtus were dominant and continued to increasetheir advantage with another 13-3 run including a Camilleri triple. After a basket by Marco Matijevic for Hibs, Virtus made a strong 26-0 run with two more triples by Camilleri Shawn Pace who scored the 100th point. The session ended with Virtus in front 113-44. The last perios was the most balanced though Virtus had another 10-0 run. Hibs had points by Ryan Carabott before Simon Attard was dismissed two fouls un-sports manlike fouls. Jacob Formosa has had the last points of the game for Virtus for a final score of 135-63.

Hibs: P. Attard 4, M. Houmpton 6, G. Agius, L. Farrugia 8, S. Attard 4, I. Bonett 4, K. Caruana 11, R. Carabott 12, K. Sultana, S. Vella, F. Mariani 6, M. Matijevic 5.
Falken Cynergi Virtus: S. Pace 14, D. Bugeja 20, R. Bonnici 12, D. Camilleri 19, A. Schembri, J. Formosa 18, A. Felice Pace, C. Santo 46, L. Sobers, P. Shoults 6, T. Grech.
Referees: Bernard Vassallo, Alfred Carbonaro, Zvezdan Dobrosaviljevic.


Floriana Cafe Del Mar 68
Pavi Depiro 66
(15-10) (17-18) (16-16) (20-22)


Floriana Cafe del Mar suffered more than expected to win the first leg of their semifinal against Pavi Depiro. In fact it was a three pointer by Lee Ross in the last minute that gave them the final lead to win the match 68-66. Floriana started with points by Chad Patus and Anton Axiaq while Depiro replied with points from Michael Nwelue together with Timothy Zammit and Kurt Xuereb for a 15-10 score for Floriana. The second session opened with points on each side and Floriana remained 5 points ahead 21-16. Depiro made a 7-0 run including Zammit trey to go in front for the first time 23-21. Floriana recovered with points by Patus and Andrew Micallef Trigona who also had a triple each from and at halftime they were in front 32-28. After the interval, Depiro stayed close with points by Nwelue and Nicholas Grech. Florian replied with points by Sean Borg, Nigel Sultana and Patus to increase the advantage once more but Depiro replied again with three pointers by Xuereb and Grech and reduced the gap to 4 points 48-44. In the last period, Depiro went ahead once more after Nwelue points together with Xuereb. Floriana reply came mainly from Ross and Patus But Depiro did not give up and went in front again after an 8-0 run to open a six point advantage 65-59. Floriana recovered towards the end and managed to do a 9-0 run including a Ross trey which gave them the advantage and the kept it until the end however Depiro kept alive their hopes of qualifying for the final.

Floriana Cafe Del Mar: C. Patus 30, L. Ross 13, N. Sultana 4, S. Borg 4, A. Portelli, C. Calleja 4, A. Axiaq 2, A. Micallef Trigona 11, N. Andrejevic.
Pavi Depiro: J. Attard, M. Agius, J. Camilleri, D. Schembri, A. Aquilina, N. Grech 8, T. Zammit 18, M. Mallia 3, V Vlachos, K. Xuereb 16, M. Borg, M. Nwelue 21.
Referees: Emanuel Magani, Alfred Carbonaro, Zvezdan Dobrosaviljevic.

Falken Cynergi Virtus 90
Hibernians 73
(25-15) (20-22) (20-23) (25-13)
Aggregate: 225-136


After their big win in the first match which ensures Falken Cynergi Virtus a place in the final, this game mainly served for coach Paul Ferrante give playing time to players less utilized so far. Hibs offered a better challenge than the first leg and reduced their turnovers and had a better result. Hibs made the first two baskets of the game by Kieron Caruana and Marco Matijevic. Virtus replied with a 14-2 break including triples by Saviour Bonnici and Jacob Formosa and closed the first session in front 25-15. In the second period, Hibs reduced the dis-advantage after Matijevic points together with Ryan Carabott. Virtus had consecutive points by captain Peter Shoults but Hibs managed to take the lead after treys by Luke Farrugia and Carabott 37-35. However Virtus quickly replied with a 10-0 run and at halftime they were leading 45-37.After the interval, Virtus increased their advantage with a 12-0 run with treys by Formosa and Shawn Pace. Hibs had another positive moment and replied with an 18-2 run of their own with more points by Matijevic and another Caruana triple to reduce the gap to 1 point. Chris Santo closed session for Virtus on a score of 65-60. Champions increased again their advantage to 12 points in the last period 80-68 after a triple by Robert Bonnici. Hibs had their last points by Matijevic as Virtus closed the match with freethrows by Francois Bartolo together with Alec Felice Pace and Formosa to win the match 90-73.

Falken Cynergi Virtus: S. Pace 7, D. Bugeja, R. Bonnici 12, D. Camilleri 11, S. Bonnici 8, J. Formosa 14, A. Felice Pace 4, C. Santo 22, L. Sobers, F, Bartolo 4, P. Shoults 6, T. Grech 2.
Hibs: P. Attard 2, M. Houmpton, G. Agius, L. Farrugia 9, I. Bonett 5, K. Caruana 15, R. Carabott 14, K. Sultana, R. Cortis, F. Mariani 4, M. Matijevic 24.
Referees: Gordon Barbara, Emanuel Mangani, Alfred Carbonaro.

Pavi Depiro 65
Floriana Cafe Del Mar 80
(18-30) (19-15) (11-18) (17-17)
Aggregate: 131-148


Floriana Cafe del Mar obtained the right to contest the final of the Louis Borg Cup against Virtus next week when they beat Pavi Depiro 80-65 with an aggregate score of 148-131 . After the balanced first leg where Floriana won by just one basket, they opened the second leg with the first 13 points with two treys by Lee Ross and another one by Nigel Sultana. Depiro began to respond with points by Malcolm Mallia and Michael Nwelue together with Timothy Zammit. Floriana had more points by Sultana, Sean Borg Chad Patus to increase the lead to 30-13. Depiro closed the session with six points for a score of 30-18. Depiro started the second period with a break of 15-2 with more points by Nwelue and an Andrew Aquilina triple to take the lead for the first time 33-32 points. Floriana recovered and before the interval had a 9-0 break with a Patus trey and at halftime were leading 45-37. In the third session Floriana increased their advantage when they made a 14-0 run with points by Patus and Sean Borg. Depiro didn't give up and replied with a 9-1 break including a Kurt Xuereb triple to reduce the lead once again 48-63. They continued in the opening of the last quarter with 8 consecutive points with a Zammit triple. Floriana had two consecutive treys by Nigel Sultana to increase the lead once more to 15 points 73-58. Depiro failed to recover again and Floriana kept the lead until the end and won the match 80-65.

Pavi Depiro: J. Attard 1, M. Agius, J. Camilleri, D. Schembri 2, A. Aquilina 9, N. Grech, T. Zammit 14, M. Mallia 4, K. Xuereb 9, M. Borg, M. Nwelue 26.
Floriana Cafe Del Mar: C. Patus 25, D. Borg, L. Ross 14, N. Sultana 16, S. Borg 15, A. Portelli 7, C. Calleja, A. Axiaq 2, A. Micallef Trigona 1, N. Andrejevic.
Referees: Bernard Vassallo, Gordon Barbara, Emanuel Mangani

  




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