2014 S2 Results R2

Thursday 7/08/2014

The Nuts 44 def Brothers 42
Tony 26, Tim 14

Plankton 32 def Beached Az 30
Daniel/Cathy each 12, Julia 14

Clownfish 36 def by Ducks 50
Sam 22, Ron 24

Pink Pirates 18 def by Sharks 32
Jen 8, Sophie 10

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

Rule Highlight of the Week

This week we’re looking at two of the minor fouls that only rarely occur and therefore can cause some confusion when an umpire calls them.

The first foul is ‘holding the ball’ (15.15), which basically occurs when a stationary player in possession of the ball and, while under pressure by a defender, stays in one spot for a period of time exceeding 5 seconds. To clarify this further; only bodily movement (in any direction) through the water counts as movement. So you have to move to another spot; arm & head movement is not enough.

The second foul is striking at the ball “with a clenched fist or to strike at the ball in an aggressive manner” (15.5). Assessing this is at the discretion of the umpires, but essentially tapping the ball away with an open hand is fine; preferably with arm movement towards the ball rather than taking a wide swing at it. Obviously, contact made in this way, even if neither player is in possession of the ball, is considered a Contact foul.

In both cases, the free throw would be awarded to the other team and, as usual, no player within 2 meters of the player taking the free throw may contest the taking of the throw or obstruct mechanics of the throw in any way (14.7) and defending players may be no closer than 1 meter from the player taking 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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