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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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Shield semi-finals Men - Oct 31, 2016

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Gira Athleta 83
Cynergi Depiro 53
(18-16) (29-9) (13-14) (23-14)

David Bugeja's absence for Depiro was a key factor in this match as Athleta obtained a comfortable victory. Athleta opened with a 12-2 run with points by Josiah Whitehead (198-F-86, college: Robert Morris). Depiro replied with points from Dominic Scafidi (196-F) but Athleta kept a slight advantage at the end of the first quarter 18-16. In the next period, Athleta began with a 10-0 run mainly with three pointers from David Camilleri and Roderick Vella. Athleta kept their pressure as they went on for another 12-2 run with more treys form Camilleri and Peter Shoults for a strong 47-25 lead at halftime. After the break, there was another 9-0 run by the winners as Depiro had the better ending of the period with treys by Robert Bonnici and Samuel Zammit in an 11-0 run for a 60-39 score. The last period had Athleta keeping their lead strongly as they kept Depiro at a safe distance to win the game 83-53.

Gira Athleta: M. Naudi 16, R. Vella 8, D. Camilleri 24, L. Stefanovic, P. Shoults 10, F. Mifsud Bonnici, B. Zammit 6, S. Vincic 2, M. G. Montaldo, J. Whitehead 17.
Cynergi Depiro: J. Attard, N. Grech, R. Bonnici 14, D. Schembri, A. Aquilina 5, S. Zammit 7, T. Zammit, M. Mallia, A. Querios 4, K. Xuereb 6, M. Borg, D. Scafidi 17.
Referees: Bernard Vassallo, Igor Marjanovic, Christine Farrugia.

Bupa Luxol 56
Floriana MCP Car Parks 68
(8-14) (25-18) (9-22) (14-14)

Luxol strengthened their line-up as they included William Ahlberg for the first time this season who is now classified as local foreigner together with Pierce Cumpstone (203-F-94). Floriana opened the game with a 10-2 run with points from Anton Axiaq and Nikola Vasovic. Cumpstone and CJ Cordina replied for Luxol however Floriana were leading by six points 14-8. In the second quarter, points from Ahlberg and Cumpstone drew Luxol nearer however, Floriana replied back with another 9-3 run to increase their lead once more. Luxol replied again this time with a strong 11-2 run which saw them taking the lead for the first time 30-29, which they kept for the interval 33-32. After the break, Floriana were again the better side as they had a strong 17-2 run as Chad Patus, Shawn Pace (175-SG-90) and Vasovic all had their treys for a 54-42 advantage. In the last quarter both teams were replying to each other and Luxol never managed to reduce the gap further despite having a couple of triples from CJ Cordina. Consecutive hoops from Axiaq and Vasovic and a Patus triple closed the game for Floriana who now face Athleta in the shield final next week.

Bupa Luxol: CJ Cordina 9, M. Mercieca 3, J. Willoughby 2, D. Meli, J. Maistre Melillo, K. Dimech 3, W. Ahlberg 23, P. Cumpstone 14, S. Cappello 2.
Floriana MCP Car Parks: C. Patus 20, S. Pace 6, D. Schembri 8, S. Borg, N. Vasovic 20, C. Calleja 4, A. Axiaq 10, N. Andrejevic.
Referees: Bernard Vassallo, Gordon Barbara, Stephen Micallef


Kyle Meyer
Kyle Meyer signs at Bupa - 29 days 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]

Tevin Falzon
Cheshire Phoenix lands Tevin Falzon - 2 months ago
Cheshire Phoenix (BBL) tabbed 25-year old Maltese international forward Tevin Falzon (203-102kg-92, college: Sacred Heart). He played most recently at Zornotza in Spanish LEB Silver. In 21 games he averaged 5.0ppg and 3.6rpg last season. Falzon helped them to make it to the final. Among other achievements he received All-European Championship for Small Countries 1st Team award in 2016. Falzon has been also a member of Maltese international program for some years. He has reg...   [read more]

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