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WOMEN’S BASKETBALL TITLE UP FOR GRABS

Hibernians and Luxol will face each other in the best-of-seven Play Off Final Series for the Women Basketball League 2016 title.

On the road to the final series, Hibernians, who topped the league table at the end of the regular season, overcame Gzira Athleta in the semifinal series. From their end, reigning back-to-back champions Luxol ousted Depiro.

The respective finalists’ coaches, Alex Farrugia (Hibs) and Charles Bonnici (Luxol), accompanied by Hibs’ guard Nadia Mifsud and Luxol’s power forward Steffi De Martino spoke to the media prior to the first game, this Sunday, of the first ever best-of-seven final series in local basketball history.

Both Farrugia and Bonnici stated that they hope to have all the squad at their disposal and they are looking forward for a balanced final series as the two teams have proved to be the best on the island this season.

Hibs captain Mifsud said that Hibs are aiming to bring back the league crown to Paola after a dearth of six years.

In fact, Hibs with 14 championships are the most successful women team but their last success dates to 2010 whne they also had beaten Luxol 2-1 in the final series.

On the other hand, De Martino stated that Luxol, being the reigning back-to-back champions are looking to make it three in a row and win their 12th title in history.

After its introduction last year, the Finals MVP Award will be again up for grabs to honour that player who mostly distinguishes herself in this awaited final series.

The Women Basketball Best-of-7 Playoff Finals

Game 1 - Sunday 17th April 2016 – 2.45pm
Game 2 - Wednesday 20th April 2016 – 7.00pm
Game 3 - Sunday 24th April 2016 – 2.45pm
Game 4 - Wednesday 27th April 2016 – 7.00pm
Game 5 - Sunday 1st May 2016 – 2.45pm
Game 6 - Sunday 8th May – 2.45pm
Game 7 - Sunday 15th May – 4.30pm

All matches are being played at the Malta Basketball Association Pavilion in Ta’ Qali
 
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