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Blizzards beat Bobcats in final pre-season for basketball teams
BASINGSTOKE’S two basketball teams that play out of Queen Mary’s College, the Blizzards and Bobcats, served up a close encounter in their final warm-up match ahead of their Wessex League campaigns.
Both sides were slow off the mark and the score was tied at 2-2 after four minutes. The Bobcats then took the lead and led 14-4 at the end of the first quarter.
After a low scoring second quarter the Blizzards slightly closed the gap at half-time to 20-13.
Into the second-half the game livened up as the Blizzards took the lead 23-20, after a 10 point run, but by the end of third quarter the scores were dead level at 32-32.
In a very nervous final quarter the Blizzards just edged a 38-36 win.
The Bobcats open their division two campaign away at Farnborough Shadows today, with their first home game against Windsor Warriors II on Thursday, October 3 (tip-off 8.20pm).
Newly promoted Blizzards start their division one season at home to Woodley Warriors on Tuesday, October 1 (tip-off 8.25pm).