2014 S1 Results R3

Thursday 27/02/2014

Plankton 30 def by The Nuts 38
Cathy 14, Tony 30

Pink Pirates 20 def by Brothers 43
Nick 12, Tim 13

Ducks 44 def Clownfish 42
Ton 16, Sam 14

Beached Az 38 def by Sharks 46
Wes 24, Sophie 14

The ladder and top scoring rankings have also been updated under Statistics.

Rule Highlight of the Week

This week, we’re having a closer look at what to do when there are 3 attacking or defending players within the 2 meter area (witches hat closest to the baseline). Firstly, since there are quite a few scenarios in which Free Throws can be taken, it is strongly recommended that you familiarise yourself with all of Section 14 of the Regulations. For example, we continue to see players that don’t know that when taking a Free Throw (or Throw-in from baseline/sideline/corner or Neutral Ball), the player is allowed to swim with the ball and as a result, miss out on that opportunity. Swimming away from the Free Throw spot means the Free Throw has been taken (which should be emphasised by the Umpires through calling ‘Play On!’) and defense can get back into the action.

Having said that, back to the ‘more than 2 in the key’ scenario. An exception regarding the free throw taking spot is made when the foul is a violation of the (15.12, 15.13) ‘2 in the key’ rule:

  • 14.3.2.1 If the attacking team is in possession of the ball at the time of the foul, then the in-possession player may take the free throw from the position the player is in at the time of the foul being committed or choose to take the free throw from the 2 meter line, directly in front of the basket.
  • 14.3.2.2 If the team that is awarded the free throw is not in possession of the ball at the time of the foul being committed, the free throw must be taken from the 2 meter line, directly in front of the basket. Note, that as outlined under 14.3, “If a foul occurred but no specific player was fouled the nearest player of the team awarded the foul shall take the free throw”.

This rule may seem offensively focused, but the same applies when the attacking team has more than 2 players in the 2 meter area and the defensive team takes the Free Throw. In practice this is often not done correctly (and umpires let it go because no real advantage, beyond being able to quickly play on, is obtained), but theoretically the defensive player should be taking that Free Throw as per 14.3.2.1 & 2 above.

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About Water Basketball Tasmania
Water Basketball is a sport developed by The Hobart Aquatic Centre. It involves two teams of 6 players, who pass the ball down the pool to their goal end, which is a hoop similar to basketball. Each player wears flippers (and a cap to identify which team they are playing for). Goals are scored as two or three points depending how far from the goals you are.

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