𝗛𝗮𝗹𝗳𝘁𝗶𝗺𝗲 - 𝗧𝗲𝗰𝗵𝗻𝗶𝗰𝗮𝗹𝘀 - 𝗘𝗷𝗲𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀
Don't get too excited, as this video is very lame, at best. Two players were required to leave the game at the end of halftime due to violating specific rules in our men's REC ball program. I was told by my partner and the site supervisor that two of the players on the white team were hanging on the rims/dunking during halftime. We have a zero-tolerance policy in Orem regarding dunking and/or hanging on the rims. This is to ensure our ability to continue to use the gyms that we use for our REC league games.
I did not see the two occurrences but was told that I got to break the bad news that there were two technical fouls to be assessed to start the second half. I thought that was harsh, but then I saw them both packing up their stuff and leaving the gym. It was then that I realized that along with the technical fouls, they were removed from the game.
I was looking forward to seeing what they had done, as neither player was very tall, with the one stating that there was no way he could get high enough to dunk, and I believed him. I was expecting to see something spectacular, but I was really disappointed.
𝗩𝗜𝗗𝗘𝗢: I extracted the three possible offenses, followed by the complete halftime.
𝗥𝗘𝗔𝗟𝗜𝗧𝗬: I do not feel that any of these three occurrences should be deemed worthy of either technical fouls or ejections and will forward this along to our Orem City basketball supervisor. I do not believe that what they did violate the intent of either the high school rules or the stricter Orem City rules. Had I witnessed this, I would have quickly explained the rule to the team to avoid actual dunking and/or hanging on the rim offenses in the future. I have always felt that we are attempting to bring players into compliance and not just get them out of the gym. In this case, their acts were not in defiance, and in my opinion, this was a very harsh way to teach a young team a lesson. But your mileage may vary...
Make it a great game! Michael Leavitt - Orem, Utah