A basketball score sheet is used to keep track of all the stats accumulated during the course of a game. While these sheets keep track of individual stats in a single game, they can also be used to calculate cumulative stats throughout the course of a season.
A blank, printable score sheet gives you the ability to input player names, teams and any stats you wish to keep track of.
What is a Basketball Score Sheet
A basketball score sheet is used at every level of the game. From professionals, to college, to high schools and recreational leagues, these sheets document all that transpires during the course of a contest.
While advancements in technology have made it possible for some leagues to input information digitally, paper score sheets are still the method of choice for some stat trackers at all levels. Stats that are followed on a score sheet include:
Advanced score sheets can track the individual or team performances in individual quarters or halves. Most score sheets also give the ability to track the number of field goals (shots) and free throws attempted and made.
A coaching basketball score sheet can help coaches keep track of how many fouls a player has, how many minutes a player has logged and how many timeouts a team has left. For leagues without a jump ball, the possession arrow can also be monitored.
Chamberlain’s Basketball Score Sheet
Without a score sheet, perhaps the most iconic performance in the history of the sport may not have been documented or believed. On March 2, 1962, Wilt Chamberlain of the Philadelphia Warriors scored 100 points by himself in a 169-147 win over the New York Knicks.
Only 4,124 people were in attendance for the game, but the score sheet tells us that Chamberlain hit 36 of his 63 field-goal attempts and knocked down 28 of his 32 free-throw tries en route to the 100-point performance.
Without the score sheet to document the performance, it’s entirely possible that it would have gone unnoticed and unrecognized.