2016-17 S1 Results R7

Thursday 25/08/2016

Pink Pirates 35 def Clownfish 28
Mel 14, Dave 16

Sea Snakes 22 def by The Nuts 42
Inala 10, Jemma 20

Ducks 44 def Sharks 32
Cole 20, Markus 22

Brothers 38 def by Beached Az 48
Anna 16, Alyce 20

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

Rule Highlight of the Week

This week I’m highlighting a rule that continues to baffle even some of the more experienced players. Specifically, what to do after a violation of rule 15.8 and 15.9, having a maximum of 2 offensive and 2 defensive players in the 2-meter area (also referred to as ‘3 in the key’ or ‘3 players in’).

I explained the whole rule in detail at the start of this season, but let’s focus on the scenario where 3 defensive players were in the 2-meter area and the offensive team gets the free throw and one of the attacking players was in possession of the ball at the time.

In this, quite common scenario, just keep the following main points in mind:

  1. The attacking player who had the ball at the time takes the free throw.
  2. It’s a Free Throw, so you can shoot, swim or pass.
  3. The Free Throw must be taken either from the spot that attacking player with the ball was in at the time of the foul OR from the 2-meter line directly in front of the goal.
  4. The player taking the free throw gets to choose, but must make it clear what the choice is (i.e. not just quickly resume play, not giving the defenders a chance to understand what’s going on).

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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