March 1, 2021

Depiro girls beat Hibs in balanced match

Times of Malta

Published on Times of Malta 27th October 2015

The women’s St James Shield matches over the weekend served to complete the semi-finals line-up which will now see Caffe Moak Luxol playing Hibs and PAVI Depiro taking on Gżira Athleta for a place in the final.

The match between Depiro and Hibs developed in an exciting and balanced affair with the lead changing hands several times.

Depiro led 16-12 at the end of the first quarter. However, midway through the next session Hibs hit back to take the lead (23-21) only for their opponents to regain their touch in time to go in for the break enjoying a 29-27 advantage.

Hibs suffered a blow before the end of the third quarter when they lost their chief points getter Christine Grima through five fouls. However, the Paolites still held their own and went 41-38 ahead at the start of the last session.

Depiro opted for a time-out and when play resumed they started moving the ball better in attack.

Two three-pointers by Gaby Mifsud and a Maria Bonett basket put them in front at a crucial stage of the encounter. Hibs tried hard to get back into the reckoning but Depiro held on for a narrow 50-48 win.

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