Basketball: Hibs, Luxol in Louis Borg Cup final

Tuesday, 26 January 2016

As expected, Caffè Moak Luxol and Hibs Electrofix progressed to the final of the Louis Borg Cup after eliminating Starlites Sports Experience and Gżira Athleta, respectively, in the two-legged semi-finals played last weekend.

Although Hibs were the favourites, more was expected from Athleta as the first leg was a balanced affair with the Paola girls winning it 53-45.

However, any hopes Athleta might have had of cancelling out that deficit were all but dashed in the opening two quarters of the second leg as Hibs changed ends 46-18 ahead.

Athleta were unable to repeat their first-leg effort as Hibs went on to emerge as clear winners 72-40 on the day and 125-85 over both legs.

Luxol met little difficulty against a young and inexperienced Starlites team.

They started pulling away in the second quarter of the first leg to change ends 40-19 ahead. They continued to dominate as the clear 87-29 win amply shows.

The second leg on Sunday was a mere formality as Luxol again imposed their superiority.

After leading 35-16 at half-time, they stepped up the pace on the restart to win 81-23 and 168-52 on aggregate.

Before the Louis Cup clash, Luxol and Hibs meet again in the St James KO final, scheduled for the coming weekend.