Floriana start league campaign with win over Hibernians
Hibernians Floriana MCP 71 81
session ending run with Stefan Vella and Lizaur triples but it was still the Greens in front at the interval on a 34-27 score.
After the break, both sides kept on making their points. Simon Attard netted a Hibs trey with Floriana replying with a brace of hoops. The Paolites came up with a 10-4 run and Attard and Lizaur triples to tie the score.
Floriana forged forward once again with a 7-0 run and a Vasovic trey.
The Greens then responded to their opponents' points till the end of the session with Shawn Pace also sinking a trey as Floriana led 56-49 going into the last period. Patus netted a further hoop to help Floriana in a 7-2 run.
Lizaur and Marco Matijevic made their hoops for Hibs who still trailed at a distance. Floriana made sure of the result when they put in another 7-2 run with another Patus trey. The Paolites did make up an 8-0 run but time was against them Floriana's next free throws sealed the match leaving Hibs no options to get real close.
P. Attard, M. Matijevic 22, M. Hampton, L. Farrugia, S. Attard 6, I. Bonett 2, A. Micallef 2, R. Carabott, K. Sultana, S. Vella 3, F. Mariani 5, A. Lizaur 31
C. Patus 24, S. Pace 6, S. Borg 4, N. Vasovic 24, C. calleja 5, A. Axiaq 11, N. Andrejevic 7 B. Vassallo, T. Helenius, Z. Dobrosavljevic
Photo: Mike Camilleri