Close call for University of Bath Basketball

Basketball is described as diverse, exciting and active and the University of Bath’s team have finally taken to the floor of their brand new Founders’ Hall courts to kick off their 2014-2015 BUCS season. The ever growing club put out their Men’s first team to lead the way in week 6 and they set the standard for the rest to follow.

Basketball (SU Sport)The game, which had incredible sportsmanship, led the Men’s firsts to work as a team as they took on last year’s Premier South winners, London South Bank. The match which they knew was going to be tight, was fast paced from the outset with the scores staying close throughout. The tension within the Founders’ Hall was intense but the support from Bath students was incredible and the boys played an unbelievable game with sheer determination. At half-time the score was 32-36 to London South Bank but the Bath men were staying right on their tails and not letting them out of sight. After another two intense quarters of nail biting basketball, Bath narrowly missed out on victory with the final score being 80-81 to LSB. It was an incredible game for the Mens 1st, with their captain, Tom Riley, providing special mentions to Hakim Shephard and Stephano Lamaris. The freshers had outstanding games in their first BUCS performances, scoring 18 and 16 points respectively.

Basketball is a club which not only prides its self on the top players, but also on the recreational athletes, providing numerous sessions for those who wish to have a go. These sessions run on Tuesday from 2-5pm and give individuals a chance to work on their skills through different drills and activities. The Basketball Club also drives to provide their recreational members with a chance of competition; with a strong inter hall league being set up this year due to popular demand. There are also rumours that there are some great prizes to be won!

It doesn’t stop there, with wheel chair basketball also taking off this year. These sessions are run every Tuesday 4-5pm in the Founders Hall and offers ANYONE and EVERYONE the chance to have a go at an exciting and adrenaline pumped sport. If you would like more information please contact the Higher Education Wheelchair Basketball Officer Alice Walker on aew33@bath.ac.uk.

We wish our Men’s 1st the best of Team Baths luck in their next home game against UCL on 26th November. If you have the time, go down to the Founders’ Hall and have a look. It’s a game not to be missed.

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