2007-2008 Girls' Basketball Examination

Each team must submit the names and numbers of each team member and designate the five starting players at least ten minutes prior to the scheduled game time. True 3-2-1, Last year #37
To begin the first half, each team shall warm-up and begin the game shooting at the basket on the same end of the court which the team is sitting on. False 4-5-2, Last year #11
Away varsity uniforms must be a color other than white and have odd numbers. True Adapt #1, Last year #18
B3 has a rubber plug inserted in her ear to replace a pierced earring. Legal? False 3-5-6, Last year #20
The predominant color of Team A’s uniform is green. Several players are wearing red headbands. Legal? False 3-5-3a, Last year #27
Several Team B players have shoestring type hair devices which are soft, unadorned, but are varying colors. Legal? True 3-5-3d, Last year #33
A2 has a metal splint on a broken finger which is completely covered with foam padding and tape. Legal? False 3-5-2, Last year #30
A jump ball shall be used to begin the game at all levels (grades 7-12). True 6-1-1, Adaptation removed in 2004, Last year #34
As the teams are positioning for the opening jump ball to begin the game, Team A requests and is granted a time-out. Legal? False 5-12-4, Last year #22
A player is discovered in the game with tape covering a pierced earring. Legal? False 3-5-7, Last year #5
It is permissible for the officiating crew to determine which official will toss the jump ball---it does not necessarily have to be the referee. True 3.2.1.B (Officials Manual)
The warning horn shall be sounded with 15 seconds remaining for a 30 second time-out. True 2-12-4
After being informed by the official that B4 has fouled out, the coach walks along his bench to select and confer with the replacement player. Legal? True, Adapt #4.j
The possession arrow shall be changed immediately upon handing the ball to the player making the throw-in. False 6-4-4, 4-42-5, Adaptation deleted in 2005, Last year #2
A3 is closely guarded for five seconds by B2 while dribbling in the backcourt. A violation shall be called against Team A. False 4-10, Last year #13
A5 is being closely guarded by B1 while dribbling in her front court. After three seconds, B2 and B1 switch and now B2 continues to closely guard A5. Since a different player is now guarding A5 a new five second count should begin. False, Case 9.10.1, Last year #29
A1 is dribbling the ball in her front court and is closely guarded by B3. After four seconds of being closely guarded, A1 breaks past B3 toward the basket causing B3 to chase A1 from behind but still remaining within the six feet guarding distance. The closely guarded count shall continue. False 4-10, Last year #42
The opening jump ball is between A4 and B4. A4 chooses to not even jump and the ball is legally contacted by B4. A1 secures team possession. A violation shall be called against Team A. False 6-3-7 Note, Last year #43
During a jump ball, after the ball is legally tapped by jumper A2, the ball deflects deflects off non-jumper A5 and pops into the air where A2 catches the ball. Legal and play continues. True 6-3-7c, Last year #23
At game time of a varsity game, it is discovered that the home team has all their players listed incorrectly with odd numbers instead of the required even numbers. One technical foul shall be assessed to that team and the correct numbers recorded in the scorebook. True 10-1-2 Penalty, Last year #38
The replacement time for a disqualified player is now 20 seconds---so a warning horn shall be sounded with 15 seconds remaining. True 2-12-5, 10-5-3, Rule change this year
While the ball is live and in-play (clock is running), a coach is standing directly in front of his team bench watching the action. Legal---unless he is yelling at the officials. False, Adaptation #4, Rule change this year
A4 dives for a loose ball and secures possession while lying on the floor. A4 then stands up and passes the ball to teammate A3. Legal? False, Case 4.44.5 Situation B, Last year #1
While using a rectangular backboard, a shot hits the rim and goes over the backboard. Legal and play continues. False 7-1-2 Note, Last year #16
A1 sets a screen against B1 which is in clear view. A1 may be as close as she wishes without making contact and is in a stationary position within the vertical plane with her stance not more than shoulder width apart. True 4-40-3, Last year #45
During a free throw by Team B, the lane space nearest the end line must be left vacant on both sides. Team A must have a player in the first legal lane space nearest the basket on both sides. True, Adaptation #3, Last year #49
A3 requests and is granted a time-out late in the game. Team A had already used its allotted number of time-outs for the game. Team A shall be charged with a technical foul but granted its time-out. True, Case 10.1.7, Last year #7
While Team A is in possession of the ball, a double foul is called against A1 and B1 in the post area. The foul shall be assessed to each player and to their team totals and the ball then awarded to Team A out of bounds at the spot nearest to where the ball was when the double foul occurred. True 4-36, Last year #14
B5 is making a throw-in from out of bounds under her offensive basket. A4 has her back turned to B5 so B5 deflects the ball off A4’s back and steps in bounds prior to securing the ball. Legal and play continues. True 7-6-1, Last year #32
During a free throw by Team B, the Team A players along the free throw lane have their arms raised above their heads and are waving their hands. This is illegal and should be enforced if the free throw is missed. True 9-1-5, Last year #40
A1 is fouled by B2 while in the act of shooting. While the try is in flight, the horn sounds to end the fourth quarter. The ball goes in to tie the score. Prior to the awarded free throw, Team B requests and is granted a time out. Having another time out remaining, Team B requests a second time out before the free throw is attempted. The official shall deny the second request. True 5-12-3, Last year #15
While Team B is in possession of the ball, the official erroneously grants a time out requested by Team A. Upon discovering the error, the time out shall be cancelled and play immediately resumed. False, Case 5.8.3 Situation E, Last year #26
A pass being made by A2 accidentally hits B3 on the leg causing it to be intercepted by Team B. A violation shall be called against Team B for kicking he ball. False 4-29, Last year #46
While being closely guarded, A1 dribbles the ball off the foot of B3. A1 retrieves the ball prior to anyone else touching the ball and immediately begins to dribble again. This is a violation. False, Case 9.5.3
With both teams in the bonus free throw situation, B5 is called for a foul during a throw-in. Free throws will be awarded. True 4-12-6, 10-6 Penalty 1.b
A2 has been awarded two free throws after time has expired on the clock in the fourth quarter. Team B is leading 52-50. A2 misses the first free throw. The second free throw shall not be attempted. True 5-6-2 Exception 3, Last year #4
As Team A is advancing the ball from its backcourt, A1 passes to A2. A2 catches the ball while both feet are on the floor—one foot is in the front court and one foot in the backcourt. A2 then lifts her foot from the front court and pivots now placing both feet in the backcourt. Legal and play continues. True 4-35-2, Last year #47
An official calls a foul against Team B and observes 0:07 on the game clock when he blows the whistle. After reporting the foul, the official notices the clock has run down to 0:03. The official shall have 0:07 placed back on the clock prior to resuming play. True 5-10-1, Last year #28
A5 dives for a loose ball and slides after gaining control. After securing control and while lying on her back, A5 passes to a teammate. Legal. True, Case 4.44.5 Situation B, Last year #8
Team A is awarded an alternating-possession throw-in. A1’s throw-in is illegally kicked by B2. Team A shall be awarded a throw-in at the designated spot nearest to where the violation occurred and the possession arrow remains with Team A for the next alternating-possession throw-in. True 6-4-4, Case 4.42.5, new this year
A2 is dribbling the ball when A4 commits a foul for setting an illegal screen against B1. Since Team B is in the bonus situation and this was the 9th foul of the half, B1 will shoot a 1 and 1 free throw. False 4-12-6, 10-6 Pen 1.b, Last year #9
A5 fouls out of the game with three minutes remaining in the game. Team A has several eligible substitutes on the bench but the Team A coach decides to just finish the game using four players instead of substituting. Legal? False, Case 3.1.1, Last year #21
An overtime period in a varsity game shall be four minutes in length. True, 5-7-3, Last year #6
The game clock shows two-tenths of a second remaining in the third quarter. Team A has the ball out of bounds for a throw-in at their offensive end. A2 catches the in-bounds pass and quickly gets off a shot with the ball being out of her hands before the horn sounded. Regardless of the outcome, the shot will not count. True 5-2-5, Last year #10
A3 is handed the ball for a designated-spot throw-in. A3 takes two steps directly backward to provide more room for the throw-in against the defensive pressure. Legal? True 4-42-6
A new signal shall be used (spreading the arms) to communicate that a defensive player is not in a closely-guarding position related to the player with the ball. True, New signal #12
A violation is called against Team A for double dribble. While the official is moving to the designated spot for the throw-in, both head coaches are standing at their team bench giving instructions to their players on the court. Legal? True, Adaptation #4
After Team B has used seven seconds in the backcourt trying to advance the ball, B2 requests and is granted a time-out. Following the time-out, Team B will have a new ten seconds to advance the ball into the front court following the throw-in. True, Case 9.8 Situation C, Last year #24
During a free throw by Team B, B5 retreats backwards from her middle land space prior to the ball hitting the rim. Legal? False 9-1-6, 9-1-9, Last year #36
Following the second horn indicating a time-out has ended, Team A is still wiping up water from the playing court and delays the game from immediately resuming. Team A shall be given a warning for delay. If a previous warning for any type of delay has already been issued to Team A, a technical foul shall be charged. True 4-47-4, new in 2006, Last year #44