Hardwood Challenge Tournament Rules
Players are only allowed to play on one team. Special consideration may be granted for illness or injury on day of tournament.
Coaches, please fill out the score sheets during warm-ups before the game.
Games are 18-minute halves continuous running clock. Clock will stop only in the last two minutes of each half, at time outs and at officials’ discretion.
Full court press allowed up to a 15-point lead. After 15 point lead-no press is allowed. NO PRESSING IN GRADES 2, 3, OR 4.
NO ZONE DEFENSES IN GRADES 2, 3, 4, or 5.
Each team is allowed 3 time outs per game. Each team will receive 1 time out per overtime—no carry over from the 3 time outs in regulation. Timeouts are one minute.
All overtimes will begin with jump ball.
Technical fouls are scored 2 points and the ball out of bounds.
Any player or coach assessed two technical fouls will be ejected from the game and gym for the remainder of the tournament.
All teams must have basketball uniforms with properly numbered jerseys. Teams need to supply their own practice balls. Size of ball used in all divisions will be 28.5.
All referee decisions are final. No protests will be allowed.
Half time lasts 5 minutes.
Free throws will be shot for all shooting fouls and/or after the team has reached the seventh team foul. The double bonus will be in effect when the team situation reaches ten fouls.
First overtime is one minute. Second overtime is sudden death.
All other South Dakota High School Activities rules will apply.
Tie Breaker Rules
1 – Win Loss Record
2 – Head to Head Competition
3 – Least Points Allowed
4 – Point Differential up to a maximum of 25 points
5 – Total points scored up to a maximum of 50 per game
6 – Coin flip