Posted Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Depiro McDonald’s 69
Alyssa Ashley Loyola 50
(14-9, 14-9, 14-19, 27-13)
The in-form Steffi DeMartino potted 28 points as Depiro dominated the last quarter to take a 1-0 lead in the series.
After a balanced start, Depiro potted the last five points of the session and in the last minutes before half-time Adrian Mifsud’s team went on to extend their lead to 28-18.
Loyola came more into the picture after the interval and gradually clawed their way back into contention to finish the third quarter only a basket behind – 34-32.
However, the hopes of Ruth Spiteri’s team vanished in thin air as Depiro had the better start to the last quarter to go 49-38 in front.
Loyola tried hard but never gave the impression they were good enough on the day to recover as Depiro cruised to victory.
Depiro: A. Mifsud, G. Mifsud, M. Bonett, S. Brincat 10, V. Woods 16, F. Bianco 8, T. DeMartino, A. Borg 7, C. Sammut, M. Mifsud, S. Micallef, S. DeMartino 28.
Loyola: E. Moore 7, C. Groma 15, J. Doughty 7, D. Hollier, K. Tonna 3, A. Bonanno 2, J. Mangion, A. Sciberras, S. Barbara 2, D. Johnson 14.