§127-3-20. Basketball (Boys and Girls).
20.1. Rules: Basketball rules published by the National Federation of State High School
Associations are the official rules for all interscholastic competition unless otherwise
provided by Commission modification.
20.2. Organized Team Practice: Organized team practice for girls will begin on Monday
of Week 19 and Monday of Week 20 for boys. The first contest for girls may be played on
Tuesday of Week 23 and Tuesday of Week 24 for boys.
20.3. Length of Season: The boys and girls basketball season will end for each team at
20.4. Maximum Team Contests: A varsity or junior varsity basketball team will be
permitted to play no more than 22 games in the regular season. Sectional, regional and
state tournament contests are not included in the above number.
20.4.1. The maximum number of quarters for a student in one season is 110 exclusive of
sectional, regional and state tournament contests.
20.4.2. A student can play only 5 quarters in one day.
20.4.3. Participation in a quarter, regardless of time, will be considered one quarter.
20.4.4. Overtime is considered as an extension of the fourth quarter.
20.5. A high school basketball team is permitted to participate in a preview and a
scrimmage or two scrimmage games. See Glossary.
20.6. Individual students of a team must have practiced on 14 SEPARATE days, exclusive
of the day of a contest, before participating in an interscholastic contest.
20.7. A student may not play or practice on a non-school team while a member of the
20.8. A student may accept awards only in WVSSAC sanctioned events during the season of
that sport. These awards must be consistent with the items specified in the Awards Rule.
Students may accept only this same type of an award in non-sanctioned event outside the