Jun 25, 2013
Wisconsin Prep Basketball Gets 40-Point Mercy Rule

Madison.com

http://host.madison.com/sports/high-school/basketball/wiaa-a–point-mercy-rule-for-basketball-among-changes/article_0aa5e802-5778-5ca1-b418-b9a8a1b4a525.html

Prep basketball games in Wisconsin will be subject to a mercy rule starting next season when the point differential reaches 40 .

That was one of several changes to WIAA winter tournaments approved Thursday by the WIAA Board of Control during its summer meeting in Stevens Point.

Under the change, a running clock will be implemented once the lead reaches 40 points at any time after the conclusion of the third quarter unless a timeout is called.

Even if the differential subsequently dips below 40 points, the running clock remains in effect until the conclusion of the game.

In other basketball-related action, the Board of Control:

Approved a recommendation that mandates three-person officiating crews for all WIAAÌ¢‰âÂè tournament series in boys and girls games beginning in 2014. Three-person crews have been assigned to the regional finals since 2008, at the sectional level since 2007 and at the state tournament since 2006.

Supported a basketball coaches’ recommendation that was amended to apply to all sports to allow schools to request a waiver of the rule requiring a day of rest after six days of consecutive practice or competitions when weather forces games to be postponed during the WIAA tournament series.

Wisconsin Prep Basketball Gets 40-Point Mercy Rule

Madison.com

http://host.madison.com/sports/high-school/basketball/wiaa-a–point-mercy-rule-for-basketball-among-changes/article_0aa5e802-5778-5ca1-b418-b9a8a1b4a525.html

Prep basketball games in Wisconsin will be subject to a mercy rule starting next season when the point differential reaches 40 .

That was one of several changes to WIAA winter tournaments approved Thursday by the WIAA Board of Control during its summer meeting in Stevens Point.

Under the change, a running clock will be implemented once the lead reaches 40 points at any time after the conclusion of the third quarter unless a timeout is called.

Even if the differential subsequently dips below 40 points, the running clock remains in effect until the conclusion of the game.

In other basketball-related action, the Board of Control:

Approved a recommendation that mandates three-person officiating crews for all WIAAÌ¢‰âÂè tournament series in boys and girls games beginning in 2014. Three-person crews have been assigned to the regional finals since 2008, at the sectional level since 2007 and at the state tournament since 2006.

Supported a basketball coaches’ recommendation that was amended to apply to all sports to allow schools to request a waiver of the rule requiring a day of rest after six days of consecutive practice or competitions when weather forces games to be postponed during the WIAA tournament series.






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