Varsity Live: Basketball

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Welcome to the Wessex Scene’s Live coverage of the Varsity Basketball games. Live updates will appear here from 11 AM, beginning with coverage of the Mens 1st team game, followed immediately by coverage of the Ladies 1st team game due to start at 1pm. 

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This concludes the Live Blog for Basketball. Thanks for reading. There is more action underway right now with the Mens 2nd team about to begin.

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Final score 70 – 61 to Southampton.

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Southampton play the game out and Win!

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Portsmouth are still determined to win this. Surely there’s not enough time?

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Last minute of the game and it’s all a bit scrappy with no team putting anything together. Portsmouth score! Only 8 points in this but only 30 seconds left. The girls are told to run the clock down. Time out.

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Number 11 gets 2 free throws for Southampton makes one of them. Southampton on team fouls, every time Portsmouth get fouled, they go to the line.

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Portsmouth showing more spirit now making Southampton work hard. 69 – 59 to Southampton.

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Southampton called a time out leading 69-56. 4 minutes left of the game.

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Southampton are struggling to get the ball out of their court. Portsmouth starting to get some lay ups.

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Time out. Southampton lead 69-47

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She makes one of them. 69-43 to Southampton.

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Southampton number 8 gets 2 free throws. 7 minutes left of the game.

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Start of the 4th quarter. Portsmouth make the three point play with an And1.

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End of the 3rd quarter and it’s 64-38 to Southampton.

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Number 12 for Portsmouth gets fouled in the final seconds of the game and gets 3 free shots from the line. She makes them all.

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Number 38 for Portsmouth gets a steal and puts it away. 64 -35 to Southampton.

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Number 14 with a 3 pointer for Southampton! She made it look easy too as it banked off the glass.

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Southampton are just dominating in every aspect of the game. They want it more, are stronger and Portsmouth have no reply.

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4 minutes left of the 3rd quarter and it’s 55-31 to Southampton.

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Nothing seems to go wrong for Southampton with 14 getting an easy lay up after some very good ball distribution.

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Portsmouth struggle to put anything together. Number 14 and 7 for Southampton keep the game in their favour.

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We’re away again into the second half. Portsmouth still look a bit lacklustre. 45-27 to Southampton.

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Halftime in the women’s game and it’s 41-25 to Southampton.

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Southampton’s 8 and 11 are unstoppable despite Portsmouth’s chants. Portsmouth haven’t completely given up yet..

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Southampton continue to play well and will to try something audacious as number 8 tries a no look pass. She’s unlucky. 37 -15 to Southampton. 3:40 of the 2nd quarter left.

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Southampton continue to play well, passing the ball amongst themselves unselfishly continuing to score at will.

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Portsmouth get a quick lay up at the end of the time out. Could the tide be changing?

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Time out for Portsmouth. 31-11 to Southampton. Unless something dramatically changes the game already looks heading for a Southampton win.

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Southampton continue to score at will with Portsmouth offering little resistance. Number 13 for Southampton with a nice shot.

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End of the 1st quarter and Southampton continue to lead 23-9. Not sure Portsmouth have turned up today…

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Portsmouth look deflated already calling a timeout. 17-5 to Southampton.

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Southampton using the counter attack very well and building a lead. 11-5.

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Team Southampton haven’t started brightly with the first few shots not going in, but number 11 and number 8 bring it back for Southampton. 9-5 to Southampton.

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Portmouth’s number 11 gets an easy shot under the basket. 3-0 to Portsmouth.

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Women’s game underway. Portsmouth win the tip.

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The women warm up to Macklemore.

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Entertaining game but Southampton were always stronger and Portsmouth had to produce something very special to win. The women’s game is up next!

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10 seconds left and the game is played out. TEAM SOUTHAMPTON WIN 75-65.

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Portsmouth 33 goes tumbling into the crowd. He has two free throws. The crowd must have put him off as he missed them both.

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A minute to go and E.Scarpa sinks the 3! 73-65.

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E.Scarpa with two free throws. Portsmouth fans shout to put him off. He makes one. Jubilee loud now for the end of the game.

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Time out Portsmouth, 69-65 to Southampton. It’s a 4 point game at the moment!

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Number 13 with a put back slam for Portsmouth! He follows it up with a block on Southampton. Referee’s called a foul. 69-63. 2 minutes left!

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D.Amargianitakis <font color="2e2e2e”>with a 3 pointer! The crowd get into the game again chanting defence for Southampton. 69-60.

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A.Spink-Wicks gets the 3 point play for Southampton!

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Time out to Portsmouth. 4:49 left, 62-57 to Team Southampton.

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Portsmouth’s number 33 puts away a step back shot! He’s consistently been dangerous and miles above the other Portsmouth players. Carrying the team.

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7 minutes to go in the game. The scores 60-55 to Team Soton.

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That’s the end of the 3rd quarter 58-49 to Southampton. Still pretty close but Southampton should get the win unless Portsmouth come up with something…

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Portsmouth get fouled during a 3 point attempt. 3 free throws, he makes two of them. 58-46 to Team Southampton

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The Southampton fans get creative and re enact a ‘giving birth’ scene on the sidelines during a Portsmouth free throw! It worked, he missed them both!

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D.Amargianitakis is feeling it. Top scorer for Team Southampton gets another lay up. 54-41 to Southampton! Portsmouth call a time out.

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We have our first dunk! Portsmouth’s 13 slams it in. Not much reaction from the crowd.

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T.Pekarskas drives through the crowd for a lay up!

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O.Uraz with an air ball. Team Southampton can’t forward to let Portsmouth back into the game.

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C.Amedu gets two free throws after being fouled. He makes one of them. 46-39 to Southampton.

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We’re underway again at the Jubilee. Southampton start brightly with 6 quick points. Making up for letting Portsmouth get back into the game.

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HT 37-37. Southampton have looked the more convincing but Portsmouth have remained in it looking dangerous. Any one can still win this.

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Portsmouth with the 3 in the last 5 seconds of the quarter! 37-37!

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Portsmouth close the gap, number 33 with the assist for number 5. 37-34

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Number 5 with some silky skills gets a lay up. Not long left of the 2nd.

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Time out to Southampton. 37-30 to Home.

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Down goes D.Lawrence! Number 33’s handling ability causes the Southampton player to hit the deck. ankles

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T.Pekarskas with the And1 opportunity. 35-25 Southampton building a lead.

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E.Scarpa with the 3 pointer from downtown!

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L.Cahill makes a shot 30-23. Time out.

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D.Lawrence drives to the basket and gets the lay up. The Southampton crowd underneath the basket go nuts! 28 -23 to Southampton with half the quarter left.

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Southampton continue to play in a coordinated manner getting them looks at the basket. Southampton would be up more if it wasn’t for the Referee calling two travelling violations.

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Portsmouth would not get out of their own half if it were not for number 33, easily their best player.

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D.Amargianitakis is on it today! A spin move gives him another lay up. 26-21

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Second quarter already underway and Southampton get an easy lay up after running their play: motion.

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D.Amargianitakis weaves through the Portsmouth players for a sweet lay up. 22-18 to Team Southampton at the end of the first quarter.

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Portsmouth’s 33 with another 3! 20-16 to Southampton, still anyone’s game.

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With the men’s volleyball happening next to the Basketball, the jubilee is very loud! 18-13 to Southampton.

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Portsmouth number 33 causing some trouble as he manages to get 2 steals. He’s fouled and goes to the line because Southampton are on team fouls.

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Portsmouth with their own block. Southampton still up 17-11.

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Portsmouth struggle to play anything, however their number 33 makes a 3!

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Southampton 15-8 up at the timeout, 4.21 left of the first quarter.

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Misses the free throw and Southampton get their own And1 opportunity with number 12 coming into the for Southampton.

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Good play by Portsmouth, they get the ball to the big guy who is fouled. He makes the shot so he goes to the line for the 3 point play.

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C.Amedu is unstoppable! Easy lay in after getting the rebound. Southampton up 12-6.

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Portsmouth have two free throws. The crowd are not letting up trying to put him off. Will Hodgetts with his bang bang sticks making too much noise on the side lines.

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C.Amedu working hard for the rebound allows D.Lawrence to shoot and E.Scarpa with a quick lay up after a steal. Southampton up 8-5.

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Time out called.

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Southampton’s C.Amedu blocks the Portsmouth PG, and a quick lay up makes the score 5-4 to Portsmouth.

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A floater from Portsmouth makes the score 5-2.

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Portsmouth point guard gets a quick steal to make it 3-2 to Portsmouth.

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Portsmouth number 13 get’s fouled on the shot and receives two free throws. The crowd is loud to put him off, he only makes 1.

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Southampton win the tip and a quick early lay up for T.Pekarskas. 2-0 Southampton

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Coach Tom has given his final words of encouragement to the players. Starting five of E. Scarpa, D.Lawrence, O.Uraz, C.Amedu and T.Pekarskas.

LET’S GO SHARKS, LET’S GO!
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3 minutes until game time! Both teams warmed up with lots of energy and intensity. Crowd at Jubilee expecting some big dunks!

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Portsmouth looking a bit thin on numbers with only 9 compared to Southampton’s 12.

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Both teams warming up now. Many of the Southampton players sporting rainbow laces for Stonewall, a LGBT+ charity. £2 from the results desk at either Jubilee or Wide Lane!

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I am here with SUBC’s president Stephen Gore before the game.

Stephen, are you looking forward to Varsity basketball match today?
“Yes, the team that wins will be the one that scores the most points getbuckets “.
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Check out University of Southampton Basketball Facebook page! Hoping for a game as thrilling as 2014!

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Both teams are getting kitted up, the warm up will begin as soon as the court clears.

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Jack Pethick. Sport Editor 2014-2016. Third-Year History student. Mainly write for the Sport section but dabble in writing News and Features. General Armchair pundit and lover of all things Sport. #WouldDoABetterJobThanCarragher

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