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Alumni basketball games coming up

Orcas Island Alumni Basketball players are hosting an annual tournament to support the Orcas Island High School Basketball Program.

The games begin Dec. 29, at the Orcas Island High School Gym

The participation fee is $10 per person.

Teams will be formed in an odds and evens manner within specific graduation years:

• 2007-2011 alumni vs. Current High School Team

• 1986-2006 (even years vs. odd years)

• 1900-1985 (even years vs. odd years)

The first game begins at 3 p.m. with all Orcas High School alumni women vs. current Orcas Island Girls Basketball Team

The second Game is at 4:15 p.m. with Orcas Island Boys High School Varsity vs. 2011-2007.

The third game is at 5:30 p.m.  with 1986 – 2006 even year alumni vs. 1986-2006 odd year alumni.

The final game is at 6:45 p.m. with 1900-1985 even year alumni vs. 1900-1985 odd year alumni.

Rules:

Games will consist of 20 minute running halves and an eight minute halftime. The clock will stop only for the whistle during the last two minutes of the second half.

Shooting fouls and intentional fouls will be allowed the entire games. One-and-one fouls will be shot during the last two minutes of the second half only.

Substitutions can only be made during a dead ball situation.  Each team will receive two timeouts. Each player will be allowed five fouls, after which he/she is eliminated from the game. Games tied at the end of regulation will go to a two minute overtime period. One timeout is allowed to each team. A player can participate on only one team.

Referees will be provided. The team with the oldest player gets the ball to start the game.

Burgers and hotdogs will be for sale at the event.

For more info go to www.facebook.com and put the words “Orcas Island Alumni Basketball” into the search engine.

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