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Clinton, MD 20735
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Shot Clock and Rules Differences
SMAC Girls SMAC Boys WCAC DCIAA Girls DCIAA Boys
Shot Clock 30 35 30 30 30
Back Court Count NO 10 second violation Visible 10 second count Non-visible 10 second count
NO NEW count if ball is deflected
out of bounds
NO NEW count if timeout
is called
NO 10 second
violation
Non-visible
Closely Guarded Front Court
Dribbling and Holding
6 Feet
Front Court
Dribbling and Holding
6 Feet
Front Court
Holding Only
6 Feet
Front and Back Court Holding Only
6 Feet
Front Court Holding Only
6 Feet
Technical Fouls Coach Sits Coach Sits Coach May Stand Coach Sits Coach Sits
Mercy Rules 35+ Revert to NFHS Rules Visible 10 Second Backcourt Count NO SHOT CLOCK 35+ Points None 30+ Points
Shot Clock Stays ON
30+ Points
Shot Clock Stays ON
Starts in: Third Quarter Third Quarter
Clock Stops On: Timeouts, Injury, End of Quarter, Free Throws Timeouts, Injury, End of Quarter, Free Throws Timeouts, Injury, End of Quarter Timeouts, Injury, End of Quarter
Back On If: Score difference below 35 points Score difference below 35 points Score difference below 20 points Score difference below 20 points
Kicked Ball Shot Clock has more than 15 seconds, NO RESET, stays where it is
Shot Clock has less than 15 seconds, reset to 15 seconds
Held Ball If offense maintains possession, NO RESET stays where it is
If defense gains possession, then full RESET
A try and ball hits rim Reset Shot Clock
Change of Possession Reset Shot Clock
Ball lodged between backboard/rim Reset Shot Clock
Ball tipped out of bounds by defense NO Reset of Shot Clock
Inadvertent Whistle (team possession) NO Rest of Shot Clock
Inadvertent Whistle (NO team possession) Reset Shot Clock/use Arrow for possession/resume at Point of Interruption
Double Personal Foul/Technical/Simultaneous with
PLAYER CONTROL
NO Reset of Shot Clock/resume @ POI
Double Personal Foul/Technical/Simultaneous with
NO PLAYER CONTROL
Reset Shot Clock/AP/resume @ POI
Shot in flight, shot clock horn sounds, ball misses rim Shot Clock Violation