Girls Basketball Scores
Boys Basketball Scores
(Google Doc Version 23-24)
The VPA Basketball Committee will develop and edit guidelines and establish practices to promote the best interest of member schools and students in the sport of basketball. The Committee will recommend policies for season and tournament participation, establish tournament dates and sites, and govern the events.
Volunteer V.P.A. member principals and athletic directors will be selected to represent various division-size schools and regional districts of the state.
As of 2012, all paid and volunteer coaches must complete the NFHS Concussion Education course before the first day of practice.
Rule Changes and Points of Emphasis for 2023-24
High school basketball teams will shoot two free throws for common fouls when in the “bonus.” This change to Rule 4-8-1 eliminates the one-and-one scenario and sets new foul limits each quarter for awarding the bonus free throw.
Rule 3-5-6 addresses undershirts and allows teams to wear a single solid color or solid black for visiting teams with dark jerseys. This provides an opportunity for schools with hard-to-find colors to have all players wear a black undershirt.
Rule 9-3-3 was amended to allow a player to step out of bounds and return to the court if the player gains no advantage. A player is penalized only if, after returning inbounds, the player is the first to touch the ball or avoids a violation.
The throw-in procedure for front-court violations was simplified in Rules 7-5-2 through 7-5-5. When the ball is in team control in the offensive team’s frontcourt and the defensive team commits a violation, a common foul prior to the bonus, or the ball becomes dead, the corresponding throw-in by the offensive team will be at one of four designated spots determined by where the infraction took place. The designated spots are either the nearest 28-foot mark along each sideline or the nearest spot 3 feet outside the lane line on the end line. The one exception is when the defensive team causes a ball to be out of bounds, the throw-in shall be the spot where the ball went out of bounds.
Evening, single game: Start at 7:00 P.M.
*Afternoon, single game: Start at 2:00 P.M.
*Afternoon, double-header: Start at 1:00 P.M., 2nd game approximately 3:00 P.M.
*Evening, double-header: Start at (6:00) P.M., 2nd game approximately (8:00) P.M. *Subject to change by agreement with tournament hosts.
If for any reason a starting time is changed, approval must be granted by the Executive Director in advance of any public announcement. If local conditions demand a change in starting time, approval must be granted by the observers on the spot. Care and caution must be taken in changing at any time, especially when teams have to travel. Starting times should never be made earlier unless an adequate announcement has been given. In general, the higher-paired team will play the second game during all two-game events. This practice may be varied upon special request from far distant schools competing on school nights.
(Tournament sites refer to Barre Auditorium and UVM).
Boys: February 20 and 21, 2024
Girls: February 27 and February 28, 2024
Boys: February 23 and 24, 2024
Girls: March 1-2, 2024
Boys: Monday, February 26 2024 (D1@TBD)
Monday, February 26 – Thurs.February 29, 2024 (D2/3/4 @ Barre Auditorium)
Girls: Sunday, March 3, 2024 (D1 @TBD) (D2/3/4 @ Barre Auditorium)
Boys:(D1 @ TBD) (D2/3/4 @ Barre Auditorium) Potentially 2/29
Girls: Thursday, March 7, 2024 (D1 @ UVM)
Saturday, March 9, 2024 (D2/3/4 @ Barre Auditorium)
Playdown and quarter-final dates are subject to change by the VPA.
Every attempt will be made to develop tournament dates and sites well in advance, but with the understanding due to circumstances beyond the control of the Vermont Principals’ Association, such tournament dates and sites may be subject to change and/or tournament games may be in conflict if a school has more than one team participating in post-season play.
Application for admission to a tournament is made with the understanding that if selected for a tournament, the team will participate in said tournament under the conditions as stated above.