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Riddle, Whilby win January MBA honours

(Left to right) Hibernians' Lyndsey Whilby, Athleta's Malik Riddle, and Mosta Tigers' Neil Cassar. Photo: BOV

Cassar named January MVP for Division Two

Athleta’s Malik Riddle, Hibernians’ Lyndsey Whilby, and Mosta Tigers’ Neil Cassar took home January’s BOV Player of the Month awards.

With teams returning from the short winter break, Athleta guard Riddle was back to his best to win his second BOV Men’s Division One award after being rewarded with the November honour before the holidays.

In January, the US guard averaged 36.49 minutes on court with three games played and made the most out of them with 31.7 points per game on a 49% field goal percentage. Riddle led the team in scoring in two of the three games, with him finishing as the game’s top scorer in Athleta’s clash with Hibernians on January 14. Riddle also averaged nine rebounds a game and three assists with only 1.3 turnovers.

Riddle and co. have been at the top of the game this season, currently in third place in the standings.

In the MAPFRE MSV LIFE Women’s League, Hibernians are not in their shape form, but they will be thankful for Whilby’s contributions so far with the US guard in incredible form this season.

In January, Whilby averaged 36.22 minutes on court across four games played. She finished top of the scoring chart for her team in all the games, and the game for three of the four. With a total of 82 points, Whilby averaged 20.5 per game on 40% FG. At the boards, Whilby averaged 7.25 rebounds. While she is currently her team’s go-to on offence, the Kennesaw State alumni averaged 2.75 assists despite the same number of turnovers throughout the month.

Mosta’s Neil Cassar won the award for the BOV Amateur League where he was the league’s top scorer with 28.8 points per game after five games played in January.

Ernest Agius, Chief Operations Officer at Bank of Valletta presented the winners with a commemorative trophy for their achievements.

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