Liverpool John Moores beat rivals University of Liverpool in an exciting game of Varsity basketball at the UOL sports centre.

A huge crowd turned out to support the teams, and the sports hall was rocking.

There was a friendly rivalry between the two sets of fans, who were vocal throughout the game creating a brilliant atmosphere.

The crowd at the varsity basketball (Photo Courtesy of Tom Tregillus)

It was UOL who made the better start to the game, scoring the first basket through a free throw.

LJMU then had the opportunity to get on the bored through a free throw of their own, however failed to make it count.

The Uni of then took complete control of the first quarter, establishing an 8-0 lead early on.

They didn’t let up either, finishing the quarter 17-4, the game looked like it was only going one way, however there was still a long way to go.

LJMU needed to change something if they were going to get back into the game, and that is exactly what they did.

John Moores were certainly the more dominant team in the second quarter, and it ended 26-24 in favour of UOL.

The home side still in the lead however LJMU reduced the deficit significantly and went into half time full of belief.

The third quarter was the most evenly contested yet, with Uni of responding well to LJMU’s second quarter dominance and establishing a 12 point lead.

Teams In Action (Image courtesy of Tom Tregillus)

However, LJMU fought back at the end and managed to reduce the gap to 7 points. 44-37 to UOL going into the final quarter.

Both teams were clearly desperate to win, with the two in constant, free flowing attack trying to secure the victory.

With five minutes to go, LJMU took the lead for the first time in the game, making it 47-46.

The away fans were ecstatic.

John Moores extended their lead and managed to hold on for victory, leaving the UOL players and fans distraught.

LJMU players and fans celebrate after winning (Photo Courtesy of Tom Tregillus)

UOL were so close to victory and will no doubt be disappointed after leading for the majority of the game.

LJMU’s basketball coach said: “I’m so proud of the players, we showed great spirit to fight back and get the win which I think we fully deserved.”

A thrilling game of basketball on the last day of Varsity 2022.