J. Whitehead, C. Grima and K. Thompson named players of month
Gżira Athleta have consolidated their position as a force in Maltese Basketball, winning the St James Basketball Shields in all senior divisions.
Josiah Whitehead won the award for the BOV Men’s First Division, Christina Grima won the Women’s award and Kwame Thompson won the award for the BOV Men’s 2nd Division award.
Whitehead was the top scorer in the BOV Men’s 1st Division with 103 points from 4 games (25.75 ppg) averaging 62% from the field with 40 from 65 attempts. Christina Grima was the top female 3 point scorer with 11 baskets from 27 attempts (41%) during the month of October. This is Christina’s 4th individual award in her career.
Kwame Thompson scored 131 points in 4 matches (32.75 ppg) with 69% from the free throw line (22/32) and 62% from the field (50/81).
Peter Perotti, Chief Officer at Bank of Valletta presented a commemorative plaque to the winners in the presence of Paul Sultana, President of the Malta Basketball Association.
Bank of Valletta is a major supporter of sporting initiatives in Malta and can trace its relationship with the Malta Basketball Association back to the 1970’s.
The four winners with Bank of Valletta Chief Officer Peter Perotti