Alter seniors Libby Bazelak (left), Braxtin Miller, Olivia Gillis, Nicole Hoeflinger, Lauren Lush and Emily Long hoist the D-II championship trophy. Alter defeated Shaker Heights Hathaway Brown 58-41 to win its third straight D-II girls high school basketball state championship at OSU’s Schottenstein Center in Columbus on Saturday, March 18, 2017. MARC PENDLETON / STAFF
Photo: MARC PENDLETON / STAFF
Photo: MARC PENDLETON / STAFF

OHSAA adds running clock to girls, boys basketball tourney blowouts

High school basketball will follow football’s lead and have a running clock for boys and girls basketball this coming season.

That was one of the highlights the Ohio High School Athletic Association Board of Directors agreed upon during its monthly October meeting in Columbus on Thursday.

»FLYIN’: 16th annual event will draw 15 area teams

»FLYIN’ SCHEDULE: MLK holiday weekend, Jan. 12-15

The new basketball rule affects only boys and girls varsity postseason tournament games, beginning at the sectional level and only in the second half. A running clock will be used when there is a 35-point differential. After that, normal clock usage will be implemented when the margin is less than 30 points.

The OHSAA instituted a second-half running clock rule for all football games in the 2014 season. The running clock is used to curb lopsided outcomes.

Friday, Oct. 27, is the first day of girls basketball practice. That season begins on Friday, Nov. 24.

Boys basketball preseason practice begins on Friday, Nov., 3. The boys season starts on Thursday, Nov. 30.

»FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS: Who’s in, on the bubble and out

»MIKE AND MARC: The boys talk playoff football

»CHAMINADE GREAT GONE: Paul Kurpiel played on hoop, baseball state title teams in 1970

»PLAYOFF LONGSHOT: But Oakwood savors upset of Franklin

»ELKS COACH: Playoffs started 4-5 weeks ago

»ELKS RECOVER: Centerville beats Fairmont

»LET’S GET TECHNICAL: Instant replay assists teams

»THEY’RE IN: Trotwood, Valley View, Marion Local secure playoff spots

»FAB FIVE: Unbeaten football club loses three members

»FACEBOOK: For more high school sports you should like Marc Pendleton

Thank you for reading the Dayton Daily News and for supporting local journalism. Subscribers: log in for access to exclusive deals and newsletters.

Thank you for supporting in-depth local journalism with your subscription to the Dayton Daily News. Get more news when you want it with email newsletters just for subscribers. Sign up here.

X