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Old Sat Nov 04, 2006, 01:11pm
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Question A question for those of you who do both HS and college

Just curious as to whether you like the four quarters or two halves systems better and why.
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Old Sat Nov 04, 2006, 01:14pm
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I like two halves. There is not so much end of period stuff you have to deal with. But I don't mind 4 qtrs either.
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Old Sat Nov 04, 2006, 01:14pm
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I like the halves. It is basically 2 less timeouts and 2 less last second shots.
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Old Sat Nov 04, 2006, 01:23pm
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I like quarters better than halves, because of a built-in natural break, which can be used if you sense something needs to be fixed with regard to the game or the crew.
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Two more last second shot situations to deal with. I personally like the 2 halves a lot better. The game gets into a flow and you do not have these interruptions in the game that in my opinion are unnecessary.

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Old Sat Nov 04, 2006, 10:51pm
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I don't think it really matters either way. Just like a fight - which is about to come on - either one can be a dud or a great game. Some college coaches will call all their timeouts so the breaks are about the same. Once the season begins, going to do a high school game goes really quick. A shorter court and 8 less minutes is a breeze.
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Old Sun Nov 05, 2006, 01:52am
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I like the two halves better. If the game gets a good flow going that break between the 1st and 2nd quarter is a real drag. I've noticed the difference when working the Big Time tournament in the summers in Vegas. They play two 16 minute halves. The coaches rarely call a time-out in the first half near the eight minute mark.

Of course, I hate the media time-outs in the NCAA game for the same reason. They just break the rhythm of the contest.
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Just curious as to whether you like the four quarters or two halves systems better and why.
I like the halves, it seem there is a better flow in the game.
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Old Mon Nov 06, 2006, 08:37am
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Two more last second shot situations to deal with.
Unless you use a shot clock, right? Some places use a shot clock for high school. I think in NY, the girls actually use women's college rules, so they have shot clocks.

I guess if you use shot clocks, you'd have the extra last-second stuff either way -- halfs or quarters. So I guess never mind.
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Old Mon Nov 06, 2006, 01:09pm
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The halves are nicer to work, more of a consistant flow to the contest - unless you get the 153 to 25 score and then it can be an almost permanent He**.
the shot clock rarely effects the flow of the game negativly - I think it actually helps, there are maybe two or three violations a game once the season gets rolling and with an experienced crew few problems on the floor a couple of table problems sometimes so there is a little more to be aware of but it keeps your head in the game.

At the lower levels the 1/4 system is perfect because the players and level of play for the most part need that break. An extra last second shot is not big deal to me.
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Halves vs qtrs aint a big deal for me either way.

What gets me is how quickly 8 minutes goes by for a qtr compared to a 20 minute half.
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I work HS and college. But what are these "quarters" that you're talking about?
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Old Mon Nov 06, 2006, 01:42pm
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I work HS and college. But what are these "quarters" that you're talking about?
There's a pretty dirty and very old joke that has as part of the punchline the question "And who gave you the damn quarter??!!!"*

Maybe someone will email it to you.

* Ans: "They all did."
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There's a pretty dirty and very old joke that has as part of the punchline the question "And who gave you the damn quarter??!!!"*
That's a good one. I think it's in the "Jokes" thread in the General forum.
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