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Women’s Basketball Scoring Procedures

 

Pre-game Duties

  • Gather the rosters and countdown sheet from the athletics department game management
  • Enter the players in the book by order of jersey number
    • It does not matter which side the home and away teams are placed. It is a good idea to consistently use the same side of the scorebook for the home and away teams throughout the season
  • The starters are indicated with a stroke by the players number, by quarter, in the “Starter” box. Refer to pages 5 & 6
    • The starting players for the 2nd and 4th quarters are the same ones ending the 1st and 3rd quarters unless instructed otherwise. After intermission the default is the game starters and if that is changed by the coach the scorekeeper must be notified.  Try to confirm that with the coach to prevent an administrative technical foul
  • Add the names of the officials and the other score table personnel. Add the date and time of the game
  • The team coach or coach designee must have the starting lineup and the approved roster in the book 10 minutes before the game starts. Sometimes they forget and a friendly reminder is helpful but not required. It is an administrative technical foul if this is not done.
    • The coach normally will pencil the starters in the book, or they may ask you to do it. In either case have them initial the “Roster Approval”1 box after the starters are noted and the entire roster is approved.
  • Be prepared to meet the games officials in their locker room 45 minutes before tipoff.
  • Sit as close to center-court as possible. The black and white stripped “referees” shirt is required to be worn
  • Select, or have a home player select, a ball and present it to the head official for approval
  • Work with the scoreboard operator and the PA person with last minute changes or player number discrepancies
  • Be impartial showing the same courtesy, understanding, and benefit of doubt, to both teams. If you can avoid a penalty being assessed, try to do so.
  • The scorebook should always remain at the table after the rosters have been approved. Game management will retrieve the scorebook after the game

 

 

Starting the game

  • A jump ball starts the game
  • At the bottom of the left hand page, in the first Alt Pos Box2, write the color of the team possessing the ball and ”TIP” in the first “Time” box. An arrow showing the direction the tip went may be helpful
  • If you have responsibility for the LED “Possession Arrow”. Flip it toward the basket of the team that did not win the tip.
  • Similarly note each change of possession and the time in the appropriate box throughout the game.
  • Each quarter the possession arrow determines the possessor of the ball and should be flipped after the throw-in and noted in the appropriate box
  • After the second quarter ends, while the referees are looking flip the LED arrow to the opposite direction since the team’s baskets change after intermission.
  • You can also note this in the Alt Pos Box by writing “Half” and the color of the team’s jersey being awarded the ball to start the 3rd quarter
  • Remember! The scorebook Alt Pos Box shows the team awarded the last possession. The LED arrow shows the direction for the next possession.

Scoring

  • You are responsible for keeping the running score, players scoring, players fouls, team fouls, alternating possessions, team time-outs, quarterly scores, field goals made, free throws attempted and made, and media timeouts. Most of those mentioned have a timestamp associated with them.
  • When the game concludes all the individual scores, fouls, etc., are to be tallied and should match the final score when added together in the “Summary”3
  • When a field goal is successful put a line through the appreciate box in the “Scoring” line (See Running Score Section)4, Write the number of the player that scored the goal or free throw in the “Player Scoring” box and note the time in the “Time Of Scoring” box.
  • Find the players number in the “Player” column and mark a 2 or 3, as appropriate, in the “FG” column for either the “First”, “Second”, “Third”, or “Fourth” quarter
  • For free throws, draw a small circle in the “FT” box for the number of free throws awarded. If successful fill-in the circle or “X” it out.  Leave blank if the free throw is not successful.  As was done for the field goal, mark the “Score”, “Player Scoring”, and “Time Of Scoring” boxes as required.
  • When shooting multiple free throws, use a bottom connecting loop to indicate those free throws are the same appearance at the line.
  • The “1 and 1” is not used in women’s play so the only time a stand-alone circle would be when a free throw is awarded after a made shot when a foul is committed. Or a lane violation against the shooting team and the free throw is nulled.
  • After the 5th team foul in each quarter the fouled player is awarded 2 free throws per incident. That count starts over again after each quarter.
  • After each quarter tally the FG’s and FT’s for that period and note them in the “Totals”5 section

Fouls

  • Players get 5 fouls before elimination
  • Cross off the fouls on the players number line as they occur. Write down the time the foul occurred.  It is helpful to indicate the quarter in which the foul occurred when resolving errors but not required.
    • A combination of forward and backward slashes, X’s and O’s to indicate quarters may be used but not mandated
  • It is required to note the team fouls by quarter and the offending players number until five team fouls have occurred. The Bonus (2 shots) is awarded after 5 team fouls.
  • In the “Team Fouls” section mark the 1st and 3rd quarter team fouls with a preferred backward slash and the 2nd and 4th quarters with a forward slash. It can be the exact opposite but be consistent
  • Technical fouls also count as team fouls.
  • In the event of a player being charged with 5 personal fouls (or some other disqualifying infraction) alert the officials as soon as possible. Indicate a 5th foul by raising a hand with all fingers extended.  Coaches have 20 seconds to substitute the offending player.
    • To alleviate confusion between the 5th team foul and the 5th personal foul, the former is indicated by raising two fingers to the officials as in “shooting two”.

Miscellaneous

  • Write any miscellaneous notes in the “Technical/Notes”6sections provided on both team’s page
    • These would include technical fouls by any player or coach. Notes the officials dictate (i.e. signals to review a play at a dead ball), warning of delay of game, etc…  Include a time and quarter with those notations
  • There are locations for team and media timeouts. Track those in the appropriate locations on both pages.
  • To the best of your ability keep track of the players on the floor. At the least do not allow a substituted player to re-enter the game until the clock had started and stopped again. Make sure a player entering the game is in the book. Notify the referee if this is an issue

After the game

  • The officials may come to the table to verify that there are no issues. The score on the scoreboard should match the score in the book.  They may only look toward you for confirmation.  If all is OK a “thumbs up” or head nod will suffice.
  • For each player tally the total field goals made (TFG), the 3 point field goals made (3FG), free throws made (FT), free throws attempted (FTA), fouls (F), and finally, total points for the game (TP). See the “Summary”3 section
  • The “Totals”5 section sum should match the bottom line of the “Summary”3 section which in turn should match the final score when tallied
  • The stat keeper may compare your totals with theirs as a double check
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Women’s Basketball Scoring Procedures

 

Pre-game Duties

  • Gather the rosters and countdown sheet from the athletics department game management
  • Enter the players in the book by order of jersey number
    • It does not matter which side the home and away teams are placed. It is a good idea to consistently use the same side of the scorebook for the home and away teams throughout the season
  • The starters are indicated with a stroke by the players number, by quarter, in the “Starter” box. Refer to pages 5 & 6
    • The starting players for the 2nd and 4th quarters are the same ones ending the 1st and 3rd quarters unless instructed otherwise. After intermission the default is the game starters and if that is changed by the coach the scorekeeper must be notified.  Try to confirm that with the coach to prevent an administrative technical foul
  • Add the names of the officials and the other score table personnel. Add the date and time of the game
  • The team coach or coach designee must have the starting lineup and the approved roster in the book 10 minutes before the game starts. Sometimes they forget and a friendly reminder is helpful but not required. It is an administrative technical foul if this is not done.
    • The coach normally will pencil the starters in the book, or they may ask you to do it. In either case have them initial the “Roster Approval”1 box after the starters are noted and the entire roster is approved.
  • Be prepared to meet the games officials in their locker room 45 minutes before tipoff.
  • Sit as close to center-court as possible. The black and white stripped “referees” shirt is required to be worn
  • Select, or have a home player select, a ball and present it to the head official for approval
  • Work with the scoreboard operator and the PA person with last minute changes or player number discrepancies
  • Be impartial showing the same courtesy, understanding, and benefit of doubt, to both teams. If you can avoid a penalty being assessed, try to do so.
  • The scorebook should always remain at the table after the rosters have been approved. Game management will retrieve the scorebook after the game

 

 

Starting the game

  • A jump ball starts the game
  • At the bottom of the left hand page, in the first Alt Pos Box2, write the color of the team possessing the ball and ”TIP” in the first “Time” box. An arrow showing the direction the tip went may be helpful
  • If you have responsibility for the LED “Possession Arrow”. Flip it toward the basket of the team that did not win the tip.
  • Similarly note each change of possession and the time in the appropriate box throughout the game.
  • Each quarter the possession arrow determines the possessor of the ball and should be flipped after the throw-in and noted in the appropriate box
  • After the second quarter ends, while the referees are looking flip the LED arrow to the opposite direction since the team’s baskets change after intermission.
  • You can also note this in the Alt Pos Box by writing “Half” and the color of the team’s jersey being awarded the ball to start the 3rd quarter
  • Remember! The scorebook Alt Pos Box shows the team awarded the last possession. The LED arrow shows the direction for the next possession.

Scoring

  • You are responsible for keeping the running score, players scoring, players fouls, team fouls, alternating possessions, team time-outs, quarterly scores, field goals made, free throws attempted and made, and media timeouts. Most of those mentioned have a timestamp associated with them.
  • When the game concludes all the individual scores, fouls, etc., are to be tallied and should match the final score when added together in the “Summary”3
  • When a field goal is successful put a line through the appreciate box in the “Scoring” line (See Running Score Section)4, Write the number of the player that scored the goal or free throw in the “Player Scoring” box and note the time in the “Time Of Scoring” box.
  • Find the players number in the “Player” column and mark a 2 or 3, as appropriate, in the “FG” column for either the “First”, “Second”, “Third”, or “Fourth” quarter
  • For free throws, draw a small circle in the “FT” box for the number of free throws awarded. If successful fill-in the circle or “X” it out.  Leave blank if the free throw is not successful.  As was done for the field goal, mark the “Score”, “Player Scoring”, and “Time Of Scoring” boxes as required.
  • When shooting multiple free throws, use a bottom connecting loop to indicate those free throws are the same appearance at the line.
  • The “1 and 1” is not used in women’s play so the only time a stand-alone circle would be when a free throw is awarded after a made shot when a foul is committed. Or a lane violation against the shooting team and the free throw is nulled.
  • After the 5th team foul in each quarter the fouled player is awarded 2 free throws per incident. That count starts over again after each quarter.
  • After each quarter tally the FG’s and FT’s for that period and note them in the “Totals”5 section

Fouls

  • Players get 5 fouls before elimination
  • Cross off the fouls on the players number line as they occur. Write down the time the foul occurred.  It is helpful to indicate the quarter in which the foul occurred when resolving errors but not required.
    • A combination of forward and backward slashes, X’s and O’s to indicate quarters may be used but not mandated
  • It is required to note the team fouls by quarter and the offending players number until five team fouls have occurred. The Bonus (2 shots) is awarded after 5 team fouls.
  • In the “Team Fouls” section mark the 1st and 3rd quarter team fouls with a preferred backward slash and the 2nd and 4th quarters with a forward slash. It can be the exact opposite but be consistent
  • Technical fouls also count as team fouls.
  • In the event of a player being charged with 5 personal fouls (or some other disqualifying infraction) alert the officials as soon as possible. Indicate a 5th foul by raising a hand with all fingers extended.  Coaches have 20 seconds to substitute the offending player.
    • To alleviate confusion between the 5th team foul and the 5th personal foul, the former is indicated by raising two fingers to the officials as in “shooting two”.

Miscellaneous

  • Write any miscellaneous notes in the “Technical/Notes”6sections provided on both team’s page
    • These would include technical fouls by any player or coach. Notes the officials dictate (i.e. signals to review a play at a dead ball), warning of delay of game, etc…  Include a time and quarter with those notations
  • There are locations for team and media timeouts. Track those in the appropriate locations on both pages.
  • To the best of your ability keep track of the players on the floor. At the least do not allow a substituted player to re-enter the game until the clock had started and stopped again. Make sure a player entering the game is in the book. Notify the referee if this is an issue

After the game

  • The officials may come to the table to verify that there are no issues. The score on the scoreboard should match the score in the book.  They may only look toward you for confirmation.  If all is OK a “thumbs up” or head nod will suffice.
  • For each player tally the total field goals made (TFG), the 3 point field goals made (3FG), free throws made (FT), free throws attempted (FTA), fouls (F), and finally, total points for the game (TP). See the “Summary”3 section
  • The “Totals”5 section sum should match the bottom line of the “Summary”3 section which in turn should match the final score when tallied
  • The stat keeper may compare your totals with theirs as a double check

 

Links  –  Free Download

NCAA Women’s Basketball Rules 2019-2020  –  2020-2021

Women’s Scorebook

 

 

 

Skip Harrison

Skipharrison44@gmail.com

 

 

NCAA Women’s Basketball Rules 2019-2020  –  2020-2021

Women’s Scorebook

 

 

 

 

Skip Harrison

Skipharrison44@gmail.com

 

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