Wednesday Basketball League
League Notes:
1) LEAVE THE REFS BE. You have NO RIGHT to question them at the game/in the gym. You totally DO have a right to TEXT the owner (Mikal at 503 380 4539) to schedule a time to talk it over. Maybe you aren't totally wrong. Who knows? But leave the poor zebras alone. they really don't care about your band, your basketball team's wins and losses, and genuinely only want you all to play a game safely and fairly. Please try to respect that, eh?
2) Stop Clock Rule: In the LAST Minute of the game, the clock 'Toggles' in/out of Stop-Time based on a 6pt (Stop Clock) / 7pt (Run Clock) point differential.
3) Wednesday Spring 2 2019: Your team will play 8 games over 7 weeks as our dates for Wed Spring 2 2019 are: May 29, June 5, 12, 19, 26, July 3, 10th.
Wednesday May 29th (1 of 7)
UnderBold means two games this day
Crew Chief Referee Gym Lead Time Location Home Team Visitor Team
Players must WAIT in car till 10 minutes before game time. 
 *** Players- Do not prop open door at Discovery because of Gym Security Rule***
Wilson-A Bryant-C Wilson-A 7:00pm @ Discovery Middle School Ct #1
Wilson-A Bryant-C Wilson-A 7:55pm @ Discovery Middle School Ct #1
Wilson-A Bryant-C Wilson-A 8:55pm @ Discovery Middle School Ct #1
Emily E Door MGR  Emily E 720-800pm @ Discovery Middle School Door
Emily E Door MGR  Emily E 800-920pm @ Discovery Middle School Door
Sullivan-M Bracero-P Sullivan-M 7:10pm @ Discovery Middle School Ct #2
Sullivan-M Bracero-P Sullivan-M 8:05pm @ Discovery Middle School Ct #2
Sullivan-M Bracero-P Sullivan-M 9:00pm @ Discovery Middle School Ct #2
Richards-M Amosu-O Richards-M 6:00pm @ Hillside Community Center
Amosu-O Belt-H Amosu-O 8:30pm @ Hillside Community Center
Amosu-O Belt-H Amosu-O 9:25pm @ Hillside Community Center
Parking at CCS is only on the east side of the gym - accessed from Glisan then going south on 91st ave. 
Players must stay out of gym at CCS till 10 minutes prior to first listed game time, wait in Lobby until you are let in.
Burns-T Stinson-D Burns-T 6:00pm @ Columbia Christian School
Burns-T Stinson-D Burns-T 6:50pm @ Columbia Christian School
Burns-T Stinson-D Burns-T 7:45pm @ Columbia Christian School
Burns-T Stinson-D Burns-T 8:40pm @ Columbia Christian School
Burns-T Stinson-D Burns-T 9:35pm @ Columbia Christian School
McElroy-K Buse-K McElroy-K 7:00pm @ North Clackamas Christian School
McElroy-K Buse-K McElroy-K 7:55pm @ North Clackamas Christian School
McElroy-K Buse-K McElroy-K 8:50pm @ North Clackamas Christian School
Hatley-S Barber-B Hatley-S 9:30pm @ Warner Pacific College
Nelson-M Gaska-R Nelson-M 7:55pm @ Salvation Army
Nelson-M Gaska-R Nelson-M 8:50pm @ Salvation Army
Bean-B Jones-J Bean-B 6:05pm @ PDX First Church of the Nazarene
Bean-B Jones-J Bean-B 7:00pm @ PDX First Church of the Nazarene
Bean-B Jones-J Bean-B 7:55pm @ PDX First Church of the Nazarene
Roth-N Coleman-AC Roth-N 6:00pm @ Muslim Education Trust
Roth-N Coleman-AC Roth-N 6:50pm @ Muslim Education Trust
Roth-N Coleman-AC Roth-N 7:40pm @ Muslim Education Trust
Roth-N Coleman-AC Roth-N 8:35pm @ Muslim Education Trust

OFF DAYS - here is the list of teams and which date they will play this game:

We have some amazing matchups- for you- on 1 off-day per season.

Imagine your perfect matchup- a 5 point game- against a team you have never played against.

By playing 1 off-day per season, you will get that great game.

And in fact, because the other leagues will be (playing on an off-day, too)- you will get another great matchup.

So our off-day program will possibly give you 2 new teams to play a close game against! Its all about VARIETY and PARITY.

If your a Masters Team, you will get to play another Masters team from another day, if your an A team, you get an A team from another day.

That all being said, we realize that your time/days are valuable and spoken for-- so we want to give you advance notice of this off-day.

Please note your off day of play (now)- and make the appropriate adjustments ahead of time so you can make this game:

 

DAYS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE - OFFICAL DATES WILL BE UPDATED WEEK 1  

Team Off Day
   
A/B Teams  
   
*Kennys Roasters 11/15
WDGT 11/29
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   

Spring 2 Masters (40+) Division
Spring 1 Record
Day Team W22 L2 Win %2 AVG PF AVG PA AVG DIFF STR OF SCHED STREAK RANK PTS
1 Wed SWAG Northwest (Masters) 5 1 0.83 76 65 15 1.27 W1 32.77
2 Wed Cobras (Masters)  4 2 0.67 58 53 14 1.31 W1 30.64
3 Wed Run-N-Gun (Masters) 4 3 0.57 73 64 18 1.39 L1 29.70
4 Wed MAC GM 2 3 0.40 65 71 11 3.09 L1 29.59
5 Wed Lamichael James Boys 3 3 0.50 78 80 16 2.00 L1 29.52
6 Wed HDWE Ballaholics (Masters) 2 4 0.33 61 60 12 1.69 L2 27.12
7 Wed Octane Infinity (masters) 2 5 0.29 64 74 12 1.39 L5 26.11
8 Wed Robinsons Canby (wed) Masters 1 5 0.17 66 76 14 1.57 W1 24.78
9 Wed Diablos (Masters) 1 5 0.17 51 70 21 1.46 L4 24.25
*Teams who play a minimum of 12 Spring 2 Games will be playoff eligible Week 7 of Spring 2.
Wednesday Spring 1 & 2 A & B Division
Spring 1 Record
Day Team W22 L2 Win %2 AVG PF AVG PA AVG DIFF STR OF SCHED STREAK RANK PTS
1 Wed Spirit of Sabonis 5 1 0.83 103 79 25 3.14 W5 43.20
2 Wed Dank Bros 4 2 0.67 82 76 8 3.02 L1 41.29
3 Wed No Look 4 3 0.57 77 81 15 3.38 L1 39.98
4 Wed Dads Meatloaf 6 1 0.86 84 72 14 2.50 W1 39.24
5 Wed MasterCraft (Wed) 3 3 0.50 82 79 10 2.56 W3 38.79
6 Wed The Come Back Kids 4 2 0.67 86 86 11 2.31 L2 36.73
7 Wed The Basketball Team 2 1 0.67 82 66 17 2.44 W2 36.68
8 Wed Kennys Roasters 4 3 0.57 83 76 13 2.84 W2 36.06
9 Wed Better Call Gasol 3 4 0.43 68 71 9 2.09 W1 33.84
10 Wed Wet Bandits 1 2 0.33 67 72 10 3.90 W1 33.47
11 Wed Wettersons 2 4 0.33 88 89 17 2.90 W1 32.95
12 Wed MAC A 0 1 0.00 95 103 8 3.33 L1 29.05
*Teams who play a minimum of 12 Spring 2 Games will be playoff eligible Week 7 of Spring 2.
Wednesday Spring 1 & 2 C Division
Spring 1 Record
Day Team W22 L2 Win %2 AVG PF AVG PA AVG DIFF STR OF SCHED STREAK RANK PTS
1 Wed Has Beens 6 1 0.86 82 71 12 1.66 L1 36.12
2 Wed One for One 6 2 0.75 75 70 14 2.44 W2 35.45
3 Wed West Coast Ballers 5 2 0.71 78 71 9 2.47 W5 35.31
4 Wed Tanya's Six Shooters 4 2 0.67 80 77 15 1.88 L1 33.77
5 Wed Team Friendship 4 3 0.57 76 74 10 2.48 L1 33.45
6 Wed Team 2 3 2 0.60 69 61 9 2.14 W1 33.40
7 Wed Talkin Bout practice  4 3 0.57 83 81 15 2.40 L1 33.22
8 Wed Vangresham 4 3 0.57 71 80 15 2.17 L1 32.73
9 Wed 24 HR (Hillsboro)  3 3 0.50 75 72 8 2.12 L1 32.36
10 Wed Tanya's Six Shooters 3 3 0.50 71 76 12 2.56 W1 32.32
11 Wed Just the Tip In  3 3 0.50 62 60 7 1.78 L1 32.07
12 Wed Burntwood Legends 3 3 0.50 63 62 10 2.08 W3 32.05
13 Wed Theres NO DUI in Team 3 4 0.43 76 78 16 2.30 L1 31.26
14 Wed Dub Claw 3 4 0.43 70 69 13 1.66 W1 30.77
15 Wed Lil Boys 2 4 0.33 71 72 9 2.23 L4 30.24
16 Wed Gorilla Crab Ballers (INTEL) 2 4 0.33 80 88 13 2.37 L1 30.18
17 Wed The Gorillas 2 4 0.33 66 70 13 2.18 W1 29.93
18 Wed Podunk 5.0 2 4 0.33 70 75 18 2.20 L1 29.82
19 Wed Pippen aint Easy 1 2 0.33 57 59 11 2.19 L2 29.75
20 Wed Pick to Play Beaverton 2 4 0.33 80 94 16 1.50 L1 29.21
21 Wed Pick to Play Beaverton 1 5 0.17 78 88 11 1.65 W1 27.52
*Teams who play a minimum of 12 Spring 2 Games will be playoff eligible Week 7 of Spring 2.
Wednesday Spring 1 & 2 Rec Division
Spring 1 Record
Day Team W22 L2 Win %2 AVG PF AVG PA AVG DIFF STR OF SCHED STREAK RANK PTS
1 Wed SANDY Tyler Smith from High school 6 1 0.86 68 58 12 1.60 W1 33.57
2 Wed LA Fitness Bums 5 1 0.83 76 67 11 1.14 W1 32.72
3 Wed Campbell Global 4 3 0.57 54 56 15 1.51 W2 29.65
4 Wed Bumblebees 4 3 0.57 66 67 13 1.30 L1 29.55
5 Wed Rise Guys 2 2 0.50 79 79 12 1.50 W2 28.85
6 Wed The Medium Fundamentals 3 4 0.43 70 64 19 1.76 W3 28.35
7 Wed Western Stars 3 4 0.43 55 58 14 1.63 W3 28.11
8 Wed Trans Am 2 5 0.29 68 76 11 1.18 L3 25.99
9 Wed The Standard 1 5 0.17 66 77 12 1.69 L2 24.99
10 Wed Offensive Fowls 1 6 0.14 50 66 19 1.57 L6 24.22
*Teams who play a minimum of 12 Spring 2 Games will be playoff eligible Week 7 of Spring 2.
Intel Spring League Standings
Spring 1 Record
Day Team W22 L2 Win %2 AVG PF AVG PA AVG DIFF STR OF SCHED STREAK RANK PTS
1 Mon Flow Like Water (INTEL) 4 2 0.67 64 61 11 1.02 L1 33.50
2 Wed Gorilla Crab Ballers (INTEL) 2 4 0.33 80 88 13 2.37 L1 30.18
3 Mon Chip City (INTEL) 2 4 0.33 66 70 16 1.15 L1 29.42
4 Wed Rev Two (Intel) 3 3 0.50 66 65 7 1.74 W2 28.95
*Teams who play a minimum of 12 Spring 2 Games will be playoff eligible Week 7 of Spring 2.


  • We have playoffs: College Football has Playoffs -finally- and so does PortlandBasketball.com! The reason we did not do playoffs in the past is because playoffs- historically have teams no-showing (no shows occurred because 'playoffs' occur in set times & locations that did not fit certain teams needs) and so historically PortlandBasketball.com found that teams would rather have all their games be intentionally scheduled rather than have playoffs that occur in a bad time/location. In fact, PortlandBasketball.com focus is two things we consider more important: 1. we provide parity each week (close games) & 2. we allow for schedule requests.
  • There are 3 championships per year; here is how we define our seasons/championships: PortlandBasketball.com will have a Fall, Winter & Spring Championship Tournament. There is NO summer tournament. Fall is the tournament for the teams who play both Fall1 and Fall2... Winter Tournament is for teams playing Winter1 and Winter2. Spring Tournament is for teams playing Spring1 and Spring2. Summer- we will have rankings but no tournament.
  • Date of playoffs: the final week of the 2nd season (for example- for Spring 1 season & Spring 2 season, the championship will occur on the final date of 'Spring 2' season)
  • Awards: you get a photo- Facebook fame! And you got to play 1 free game (the Championship game is an extra/bonus game).
  • To qualify- requirement #1: to play in the tournament you must have played in both seasons of that 'seasonal name' (example for 'Spring' you must have played in Spring1 & Spring2). Exception: for teams that joined late you can 'pay for extra games' as long as you get to 10 games one week prior to the playoff dates).
  • To qualify- requirement #2: - you must finish in the top 4 rankings (in your skill level) & (from the day that you are playing).
  • To qualify- requirement #3: you must be a team with matching jersey colors (every week) plus you paid on time.
  • To quality- requirement #4: if your team caused a game to end early- your team will not eligible to partake in the playoffs
  • The following are the championships that will occur (must play both the 1st & 2nd season- such as Fall1 & Fall2 to be eligible):
  • Monday A & B (the top 4 teams from all the As and Bs will be invited to one combined A tournament)
  • Monday C (the top 4 teams from all the Cs will be invited to a C championship tournament)
  • Monday Rec (the top 4 teams from all the RECREATIONAL teams will be invited to a RECREATIONAL championship tournament)
  • Monday WOMEN  (top 2 ranked teams after the 2 seasons- will play for the 'Womens league championship')
  • Tuesday (top 4 ranked teams after the 2 seasons- will play for the 'Tuesday league championship')
  • Wednesday A & B (the top 4 teams from all the As and Bs will be invited to one combined A tournament)
  • Wednesday C (the top 4 teams from all the Cs will be invited to a C championship tournament)
  • Wednesday Rec (the top 4 teams from all the RECREATIONAL teams will be invited to a RECREATIONAL championship tournament)
  • Thursday (top 4 ranked teams from all the levels- after the 2 seasons- will play for the 'Thursday league championship')
  • Friday (this league does not have a championship- just 7 games)
  • Saturday (this league does not have a championship- just 7 games)
  • Sunday A & B (the top 4 teams from all the As and Bs will be invited to one combined A tournament)
  • Sunday C (the top 4 teams from all the Cs will be invited to a C championship tournament)
  • Sunday Rec (the top 4 teams from all the RECREATIONAL teams will be invited to a RECREATIONAL championship tournament)
  • Sunday COED (top 2 ranked CoEd teams after the 2 seasons- will play for the 'CoEd league championship')

 

Legal Guarding position (1 min)

Legal defensive position is that you are square (in front of) opponent prior to their final step of the move/shot. After the 'moment' of being in front and in 'legal guarding position'- you can be moving backward and/or jumping up and contact should be legal, as seen in this video; in fact, if you are in front and displaced, it can be a charge call.

Incidental contact (21 sec)

This play could have been a no-call as the contact seems very incidental ('incidental' meaning- the contact did not create an unfair advantage for the person being contacted). This video seems to show a defender flopping, not a defender displaced by contact and therefore this could just as easily be a 'no-call' from the referee as the contact was incidental.

Incidental contact (26sec) example 2

Defense gets to position prior to final step of offensive player- thus, the contact is going to be a no call or an offensive foul (offensive foul if the offensive player then displaces/dislodges the defender).

No Call - On a Shot (40 sec)

This is a no-call because the defense is there. Restated - contact is legal if the defense is there first.

No Call - On a Shot (1 min) example 2

This could be a no-call as the contact is not creating a disadvantage and trained referees know that a foul requires three things: 1) illegal position with 2) contact and 3) a disadvantage created and as the ball goes in pretty easily in this video, it kind of makes the argument that there was not really a disadvantage created.

Block/Charge? (36 sec)

Defense gets to position prior to final step of offensive player- thus, the contact is going to be a no call or an offensive foul (offensive foul if the offensive player then displaces/dislodges the defender).

Block/Charge? (1 min) example 2

This looks like a good call (a defensive foul). Plus if you think about it- a defender really should be 'defending'- not setting up for flops. A defender is a player trying to legally impede an offensive player from scoring- but the guy in the video is not trying to prevent scoring as much as he is trying to 'work the referees'.

Various Examples of Foul Calls (6 minutes)

PortlandBasketball.Com encourages players and referees to watch this video. There are 10 explanations of fouls vs 'no calls' vs charges in this training video.

Law of Verticality (1 minute)

If defender gets "in front of" an offensive player prior to that offensive player's final step of his move/shot, than that defender is entitled to (law of verticality) to the space behind him and 'to the ceiling'; in other words the defender can jump straight up (but- proof of jumping straight up- is that defender landed close to the same spot on floor when coming down). Important- for safety- to understand this concept of jumping straight up as opposed to jumping outward.

Law of Verticality (6 minutes) explanation

All players in PortlandBasketball.com, for safety reasons, need to watch this video explanation of the law of verticality and how it relates to safety- thank you.

2016 Verticality Rule

2016 Definition of a Foul &/or a No-Call