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Maltese Abroad: Cassar’s Fabriano in do-or-die finale, Formosa and Wolfpack stay sixth

Kurt Cassar hits a freethrow against Cividale. Photo: Janus Fabriano

Janus Fabriano and Kurt Cassar looked set to take home the honours after Game Three of the Serie B playoffs, holding a 2-0 series score. But with just one more win needed, they fell to Cividale last week, with the side forcing a deciding Game Five on Wednesday. Jacob Formosa’s Joondalup Wolves remain in sixth place of the NBL One West after a busy weekend. The Times of Malta Sportsdesk looks at Cassar and other Maltese professionals plying their trade overseas in another segment of ‘Maltese Abroad’.

ITALY

Malta center Kurt Cassar scored double digits as he put up 13 points on Friday in Game Three against Cividale. However, Janus Fabriano who were leading 2-0 until then, lost 65-62 giving Cividale a way back in.

Luck was on Cividale’s side yet again on Sunday as the latter tied the series with a 73-69 win in Game Four. This time around, Cassar managed four points, and added six rebounds.

Janus Fabriano face a do-or-die Game Five on Wednesday (tip-off: 8.30PM) which will determine if the side gets promoted to Serie A2 or not.

AUSTRALIA

Jacob Formosa’s Joondalup Wolves held onto their sixth place in the NBL One West ladder after losing their first but winning their second game of last weekend.

On Friday, the side lost 100-87 to the Perth Redbacks. Formosa scored four and added an assist in his 11 minutes on court.

On Sunday, he scored another four, assisted two and grabbed one board in nine minutes of play as the Wolfpack beat the Geraldton Buccaneers 69-88.

The side will aim to go further in the next game on Saturday as they face fifth-placed Rockingham Flames.

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