Apr 30, 2014
N.C. High School Basketball Gets Mercy Rule

North Carolina’s high school basketball teams will have a mercy rule in place beginning next season.

The North Carolina High School Athletic Association Board of Directors this week approved a measure that triggers a running clock if the score reaches a 40-point differential at halftime or any time during the second half, which includes during free throws and all other dead ball situations.

The only stoppages will be timeouts called by teams.

“The Board had a number of very difficult issues to address, said Davis Whitfield, commissioner. We had a very lengthy agenda, and, in the end, the Board was thoughtful and made decisions that it felt was in the best interests of all member schools.”

The NCHSAA also plans to implement a two-year pilot program in basketball to assess administrative technical fouls for non-compliance of the uniform rule. The second year of the program will assess a direct technical foul to the head coach for “more comprehensive enforcement of the uniform rule, according to the NCHSAA website.

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N.C. High School Basketball Gets Mercy Rule

North Carolina’s high school basketball teams will have a mercy rule in place beginning next season.

The North Carolina High School Athletic Association Board of Directors this week approved a measure that triggers a running clock if the score reaches a 40-point differential at halftime or any time during the second half, which includes during free throws and all other dead ball situations.

The only stoppages will be timeouts called by teams.

“The Board had a number of very difficult issues to address, said Davis Whitfield, commissioner. We had a very lengthy agenda, and, in the end, the Board was thoughtful and made decisions that it felt was in the best interests of all member schools.”

The NCHSAA also plans to implement a two-year pilot program in basketball to assess administrative technical fouls for non-compliance of the uniform rule. The second year of the program will assess a direct technical foul to the head coach for “more comprehensive enforcement of the uniform rule, ” according to the NCHSAA website.

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