Thursday Basketball League
League Notes:
1) Team Schedule: while you're all together in the gym today, talk about NEXT week, and let us know of any changes to next week's schedule, or if you want, any input on tonight.  Text or voicemail to office line. We are able to accommodate most input if given time enough. 503 597 8819
2) Stop Clock Rule: In the LAST Minute of the game, the clock 'Toggles' in/out of Stop-Time based on a 6pt (Stop Clock) / 7pt (Run Clock) point differential.
3) Thursday Fall 1 2018: Your team will play 8 games over 7 weeks as our dates for Thur Fall 1 2018 are: September 20, 27, October 4, 11, 18, 25, November 1st.
Thursday October 18th (5 of 7)
UnderBold means two games this day
Crew Chief Referee Gym Lead Time Location Home Team Visitor Team
Burns-T Barber-R Burns-T 6:35pm @ Columbia Christian School Sandy Air-Ballers vs Stat Padders
Burns-T Barber-R Burns-T 7:30pm @ Columbia Christian School The Jail Blazers vs Pick to Play
Burns-T Bondurant-D Burns-T 8:25pm @ Columbia Christian School Pick to Play Eastsiders vs Bitter Aged Hops 
Burns-T Bondurant-D Burns-T 9:20pm @ Columbia Christian School Cobras (Masters)  vs Bitter Aged Hops 
Coleman-AC Amosu-O Coleman-AC 8:00pm @ Muslim Education Trust Flow like Water vs The Decline
Coleman-AC Amosu-O Coleman-AC 8:50pm @ Muslim Education Trust Sun Blazers vs Rev Two
Nelson-M Richards/Thurn Nelson-M 6:05pm @ PDX First Church of the Nazarene The wild bombies vs Leonard Construction
Nelson-M Thurn-T Nelson-M 7:00pm @ PDX First Church of the Nazarene Tall Boys Club vs Dipcity
Nelson-M Thurn-T Nelson-M 7:55pm @ PDX First Church of the Nazarene FILFS vs Talkin Bout practice 
Teams playing at Club Sport -  Players make sure to sign in through the side enterance (not the front enterance 
Teams playing at Club Sport - Sign Waiver each and every time.
Teams playing at Club Sport - Sign separate Minor waiver for each child brought in.
Teams playing at Club Sport - Children are not to be left unattended under any circumstance.
Richards-M Garcia-M Richards-M 7:00pm @ Club Sport Ct #1 Jahovies Witness vs One for One
Richards-M Garcia-M Richards-M 7:55pm @ Club Sport Ct #1 Eastside Elite vs Moving Violations
Richards-M Garcia-M Richards-M 8:50pm @ Club Sport Ct #1 Eastside Elite vs Floaters
Gaska-R Bryant-C Romero-J 7:30pm @ Club Sport Ct #2 Sack Lunch vs Imperial Cabinets
Gaska-R Bryant-C Romero-J 8:25pm @ Club Sport Ct #2 Pump Fake News vs Imperial Cabinets
Gaska-R Bryant-C/Richards Romero-J 9:20pm @ Club Sport Ct #2 Beauty and the Beasts vs Koval Group

Thursday Fall Club Sport League Standings
Day Team W L Win % AVG PF AVG PA AVG DIFF STR OF SCHED STREAK RANK PTS
1 Thu Jahovies Witness (CS) 1 0 1.00 80 68 12 0.00 W1 32.84
2 Thu One For one (CS) 0 1 0.00 68 80 12 3.00 L1 23.17
3 Thu Pump Fake News 0 1 0.00 62 64 2 2.00 L1 22.75
4 Thu Sack Lunch (CS) 0 2 0.00 64 78 14 2.00 L2 22.27
5 Thu Floaters (CS) 0 1 0.00 66 90 24 2.00 L1 22.10
6 Thu Jamaals 5 (CS) 0 1 0.00 0 0 0 0.00 L1 0.00
7 Thu Moving Violations (CS) 0 1 0.00 0 0 0 0.00 L1 0.00
**Club Sport League Champs
Thursday Fall 1 & 2 C & Rec League
Fall 1 Record
Day Team W L Win % AVG PF AVG PA AVG DIFF STR OF SCHED STREAK RANK PTS
1 Thu Pick to Play Eastsiders 4 0 1.00 75 66 9 1.00 W4 40.02
2 Thu Imperial Cabinets 4 0 1.00 82 70 13 0.75 W4 39.76
3 Thu FILFS 4 2 0.67 72 69 11 2.39 W2 37.99
4 Thu Pick to Play Eastsiders 2 1 0.67 75 69 15 1.76 W1 37.08
5 Thu Milwaukies Finest  3 2 0.60 58 56 6 1.73 L1 36.42
6 Thu Imperial Cabinets 2 2 0.50 77 70 8 0.75 W2 33.89
7 Thu The wild bombies 2 4 0.33 66 74 12 1.72 L1 33.03
8 Thu Stat Padders 2 4 0.33 64 69 18 1.33 W2 32.42
9 Thu Leonard Construction 5 1 0.83 88 77 20 1.17 W5 32.02
10 Thu Dipcity 4 2 0.67 70 67 11 2.28 W1 30.83
11 Thu The Jail Blazers 2 4 0.33 63 63 12 2.00 L3 26.63
12 Thu Bitter Aged Hops  1 4 0.20 55 68 17 2.53 L3 25.13
13 Thu Sandy Air-Ballers 0 6 0.00 62 76 14 2.17 L6 22.68
14 Thu Koval Group 0 1 0.00 76 89 13 2.00 L1 22.38
*Teams who play a minimum of 12 Fall 1 & 2 Games will be playoff eligible Week 7 of Fall 2.

 


  • We have playoffs: College Football has Playoffs -finally- and so does PortlandBasketball.com! The reason we did not do playoffs in the past is because playoffs- historically have teams no-showing (no shows occurred because 'playoffs' occur in set times & locations that did not fit certain teams needs) and so historically PortlandBasketball.com found that teams would rather have all their games be intentionally scheduled rather than have playoffs that occur in a bad time/location. In fact, PortlandBasketball.com focus is two things we consider more important: 1. we provide parity each week (close games) & 2. we allow for schedule requests.
  • There are 3 championships per year; here is how we define our seasons/championships: PortlandBasketball.com will have a Fall, Winter & Spring Championship Tournament. There is NO summer tournament. Fall is the tournament for the teams who play both Fall1 and Fall2... Winter Tournament is for teams playing Winter1 and Winter2. Spring Tournament is for teams playing Spring1 and Spring2. Summer- we will have rankings but no tournament.
  • Date of playoffs: the final week of the 2nd season (for example- for Spring 1 season & Spring 2 season, the championship will occur on the final date of 'Spring 2' season)
  • Awards: you get a photo- Facebook fame! And you got to play 1 free game (the Championship game is an extra/bonus game).
  • To qualify- requirement #1: to play in the tournament you must have played in both seasons of that 'seasonal name' (example for 'Spring' you must have played in Spring1 & Spring2). Exception: for teams that joined late you can 'pay for extra games' as long as you get to 10 games one week prior to the playoff dates).
  • To qualify- requirement #2: - you must finish in the top 4 rankings (in your skill level) & (from the day that you are playing).
  • To qualify- requirement #3: you must be a team with matching jersey colors (every week) plus you paid on time.
  • To quality- requirement #4: if your team caused a game to end early- your team will not eligible to partake in the playoffs
  • The following are the championships that will occur (teams must play BOTH the 1st & 2nd season- such as Fall1 & Fall2 to be eligible):
  • Monday A & B (the top 4 teams from all the As and Bs will be invited to one combined A tournament)
  • Monday C (the top 4 teams from all the Cs will be invited to a C championship tournament)
  • Monday Rec (the top 4 teams from all the RECREATIONAL teams will be invited to a RECREATIONAL championship tournament)
  • Monday WOMEN  (top 2 ranked teams after the 2 seasons- will play for the 'Womens league championship')
  • Tuesday (top 4 ranked teams after the 2 seasons- will play for the 'Tuesday league championship')
  • Wednesday A & B (the top 4 teams from all the As and Bs will be invited to one combined A tournament)
  • Wednesday C (the top 4 teams from all the Cs will be invited to a C championship tournament)
  • Wednesday Rec (the top 4 teams from all the RECREATIONAL teams will be invited to a RECREATIONAL championship tournament)
  • Thursday (top 4 ranked teams from all the levels- after the 2 seasons- will play for the 'Thursday league championship')
  • Friday (this league does not have a championship- just 7 games)
  • Saturday (this league does not have a championship- just 7 games)
  • Sunday A & B (the top 4 teams from all the As and Bs will be invited to one combined A tournament)
  • Sunday C (the top 4 teams from all the Cs will be invited to a C championship tournament)
  • Sunday Rec (the top 4 teams from all the RECREATIONAL teams will be invited to a RECREATIONAL championship tournament)
  • Sunday COED (top 2 ranked CoEd teams after the 2 seasons- will play for the 'CoEd league championship')

 

Legal Guarding position (1 min)

Legal defensive position is that you are square (in front of) opponent prior to their final step of the move/shot. After the 'moment' of being in front and in 'legal guarding position'- you can be moving backward and/or jumping up and contact should be legal, as seen in this video; in fact, if you are in front and displaced, it can be a charge call.

Incidental contact (21 sec)

This play could have been a no-call as the contact seems very incidental ('incidental' meaning- the contact did not create an unfair advantage for the person being contacted). This video seems to show a defender flopping, not a defender displaced by contact and therefore this could just as easily be a 'no-call' from the referee as the contact was incidental.

Incidental contact (26sec) example 2

Defense gets to position prior to final step of offensive player- thus, the contact is going to be a no call or an offensive foul (offensive foul if the offensive player then displaces/dislodges the defender).

No Call - On a Shot (40 sec)

This is a no-call because the defense is there. Restated - contact is legal if the defense is there first.

No Call - On a Shot (1 min) example 2

This could be a no-call as the contact is not creating a disadvantage and trained referees know that a foul requires three things: 1) illegal position with 2) contact and 3) a disadvantage created and as the ball goes in pretty easily in this video, it kind of makes the argument that there was not really a disadvantage created.

Block/Charge? (36 sec)

Defense gets to position prior to final step of offensive player- thus, the contact is going to be a no call or an offensive foul (offensive foul if the offensive player then displaces/dislodges the defender).

Block/Charge? (1 min) example 2

This looks like a good call (a defensive foul). Plus if you think about it- a defender really should be 'defending'- not setting up for flops. A defender is a player trying to legally impede an offensive player from scoring- but the guy in the video is not trying to prevent scoring as much as he is trying to 'work the referees'.

Various Examples of Foul Calls (6 minutes)

PortlandBasketball.Com encourages players and referees to watch this video. There are 10 explanations of fouls vs 'no calls' vs charges in this training video.

Law of Verticality (1 minute)

If defender gets "in front of" an offensive player prior to that offensive player's final step of his move/shot, than that defender is entitled to (law of verticality) to the space behind him and 'to the ceiling'; in other words the defender can jump straight up (but- proof of jumping straight up- is that defender landed close to the same spot on floor when coming down). Important- for safety- to understand this concept of jumping straight up as opposed to jumping outward.

Law of Verticality (6 minutes) explanation

All players in PortlandBasketball.com, for safety reasons, need to watch this video explanation of the law of verticality and how it relates to safety- thank you.

2016 Verticality Rule

2016 Definition of a Foul &/or a No-Call