5 In 5 Daily 9-13-16

  1. A-1 is dribbling in the frontcourt and is closely guarded by B-1. As A-1 continues to dribble, B-1 and B-2 switch guarding assignments so that A-1 remains closely guarded. When the switch occurred, the official started a new count. Is the official correct?
  2. While the ball is in flight on a tap by A-1 toward his/her basket, the official inadvertently sounds the whistle. The tap is unsuccessful. The official puts the ball in play using the alternating possession procedure. Is the official correct?
  3. During a jump ball, A-1 taps the ball to A-2 who is airborne from the frontcourt. A-2 catches the ball and throws it to A-3 in the backcourt. The official rules a backcourt violation. Is the official correct?
  4. A-1 and B-1 begin to fight while the ball is dead. A-6 and A-7 enter the playing court. B-6 also enters the playing court and begins fighting with A-6. The official charges A-1, A-6, A-7, B-1 and B-6 with flagrant technical fouls, team A coach with two indirect technical fouls, team B’s coach with one indirect technical foul, team A with three team fouls, team B with two team fouls and awards team B two free throws plus a throw-in at the division line opposite the scorer’s table. Is the official correct?
  5. While team A has the ball out of bounds under the alternating possession procedure, the official rules a double personal foul. The official gives the ball back to team A and instructs the scorer to turn the arrow when the ball is touched inbounds. Is the official correct?


  1. No   4-12, 9-10-1a, 4-10
  2. Yes  4-12-6, 4-36-2c
  3. Yes  9-9-1, 4-42-5a
  4. Yes  10-6-8 & 9
  5. Yes  4-36-2b

NOTES: Get out your score card for #4. There is a lot of action here. In the heat of the moment a referee has to keep a cool head. The initial reaction is for the nearest official to jump in and stop the fight. That’s not your job! However, should the nearest official step in, the official farther away MUST keep track of the players, coach and bench personnel and how they are involved in the action. That may become critical in adjudication.

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2 responses to “5 In 5 Daily 9-13-16

  1. Reblogged this on Community Green and commented:

    FIGHT in #4! The initial reaction is to stop the fight. That’s not your job!

  2. Pingback: 5 In 5 Daily 9-13-16 — NYBasketball | NY S.U.B.O.A.

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