2014 S1 Results R7

Thursday 27/03/2014

The Nuts 48 def Pink Pirates 21
Tony 40, Clinton 6

Clownfish 30 def by Sharks 34
Sam 22, Sophie 14

Brothers 38 def by Plankton 40
Susannah 8, Cathy 20

Ducks 48 def by Beached Az 50
Cole 26, Wes 34

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

A reminder for all teams: We almost lost another game ball, so when on Duty during the last time slot and tidying up at the end of the evening, make sure you count the game balls. We should have 4 of the (older) blue/yellow balls and 5 of the (newer) pink/blue/yellow balls. All should be accounted for before closing & locking the green bin.

Rule Highlight of the Week

This week we’re having a look at what happens when there are 3 or more players (of one team) in the 2 meter area and the foul (typically ‘3 in’ or ‘3 in the key’) is called. It seems a lot of players still require explanation and that can be difficult over the water, resulting in unnecessary delays, so please read on.

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 (which is usually handy when you’re in a better spot somewhere within the 2 meter area) or choose to take the free throw from the 2 meter line, directly in front of the basket (14.3.2.1).

If the team (defending or attacking) 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 (14.3.2.2).

Beyond that, standard free throw rules apply, such as not defending the player taking the free throw unless the player starts swimming and the umpire calls ‘Play On!’. Obviously no unnecessary time delays are allowed (at the discretion of the umpires) and lastly, if the player (in possession of the ball and therefore having to take the free throw) must leave the game due to injury or exclusion, their substitute (from the ‘bench’) shall take the free throw. If no substitute is permitted or available, then the nearest team mate may take the free throw.

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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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