OABGC Youth Basketball MLK Day Tournament Rules

  1. Games will consist of two eighteen-minute halves.  
  2. Clock will stop for all subs, injuries, timeouts and any whistles in the last two minutes of each half.
  3. Overtime will consist of 2 minutes with the clock stopping only on whistles. Halftimes will be 3 minutes.
  4. No press in 1st half and any team up by 15+ points in 2nd half.   
  5. Teams are given 3 timeouts for the whole game.
  6. If you are not allowed to press and you do you will be given one warning and then a technical foul will be assessed each time thereafter.  Once a team has gained possession on a rebound the other team must get back on defense and must allow the other team to cross half court.
  7. If a team is up by more than 15 points the clock becomes continuous.  If the score goes under 15-point difference, then the clock will go back to regular.
  8. Tiebreakers will be as follows
  • Head-to-Head
  • Fewest points given up
  • Point Differential (+15 max each game)
  • Forfeits will result in a point differential based on average of games played
  • Coin Flip
  1. 28.5 size basketball will be used for all games
  2. The tournament director has the right to change or modify these rules at any time and under any circumstances
  3. All other rules are as listed by the Ohio High School Athletic Association.
  4. Any player, coach, or spectator using profanity will be ejected from the tournament and the facility