Sunday 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) Sunday Winter 1 2018-19: Your team will play 8 games over 7 weeks as our dates for Sun Winter 1 2018-19 are: Dec 16, 23, 30th 2018, Jan 6, 13, 20, 27th 2019.
Sunday December 16th (1 of 7)
UnderBold means two games this day
Crew Chief Referee Gym Lead Time Location Home Team Visitor Team
Duilio-M Richards-M Duilio-M 6:55pm @ Beaverton Hoop Ct #1
Duilio/Amosu Richards-M Duilio/Amosu 7:50pm @ Beaverton Hoop Ct #1
Amosu-O Richards-M Amosu-O 8:45pm @ Beaverton Hoop Ct #1
Coleman-AC Bryant-C Coleman-AC 6:55pm @ Beaverton Hoop Ct #3
Coleman-AC Bryant-C Coleman-AC 7:50pm @ Beaverton Hoop Ct #3
Coleman-AC Bryant-C Coleman-AC 8:45pm @ Beaverton Hoop Ct #3
Heckard-A Yao-Carl Heckard-A 6:55pm @ Beaverton Hoop Ct #4
Heckard-A Yao-Carl Heckard-A 7:50pm @ Beaverton Hoop Ct #4
Heckard-A Yao-Carl Heckard-A 8:45pm @ Beaverton Hoop Ct #4
Nelson-M Davis-H Nelson-M 6:55pm @ Beaverton Hoop Ct #5
Nelson-M Davis-H Nelson-M 7:50pm @ Beaverton Hoop Ct #5
Nelson-M Davis-H Nelson-M 8:45pm @ Beaverton Hoop Ct #5
Romero-J Lyday-C Romero-J 6:55pm @ Beaverton Hoop Ct #6
Romero-J Lyday-C Romero-J 7:50pm @ Beaverton Hoop Ct #6
Romero-J Lyday-C Romero-J 8:45pm @ Beaverton Hoop Ct #6
Burns-T Duilio-M Burns-T 12:00pm @ Columbia Christian School
Burns-T Duilio-M Burns-T 12:55pm @ Columbia Christian School
Burns-T Duilio-M Burns-T 1:50pm @ Columbia Christian School
Burns-T McElroy-K Burns-T 2:45pm @ Columbia Christian School
Burns-T McElroy-K Burns-T 3:40pm @ Columbia Christian School
Burns-T McElroy-K Burns-T 4:35pm @ Columbia Christian School
Stinson-D McElroy-K Stinson-D 5:30pm @ Columbia Christian School
Stinson-D McElroy-K Stinson-D 6:25pm @ Columbia Christian School
Stinson-D Gibbs-K Stinson-D 7:20pm @ Columbia Christian School
Stinson-D Gibbs-K Stinson-D 8:15pm @ Columbia Christian School
Stinson-D Richards-M Stinson-D 9:10pm @ Columbia Christian School
Stinson 10  Gym Clean  Gym Clean @ Columbia Christian School
Amosu-O Wilson-A Amosu-O 4:00pm @ Warner Pacific College
Amosu-O Wilson-A Amosu-O 4:55pm @ Warner Pacific College
Amosu-O Barber-R Amosu-O 5:50pm @ Warner Pacific College
Amosu-O Barber-R Amosu-O 6:50pm @ Warner Pacific College
Richards-M Davis-H Richards-M 3:15pm @ Hillside Community Center
Richards-M Davis-H Richards-M 4:10pm @ Hillside Community Center
Richards-M Davis-H Richards-M 5:10pm @ Hillside Community Center


  • 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: Fall 1 & Fall 2 (will produce one Fall championship). Winter 1 & Winter 2 (will have one Winter championship). Spring 1 & Spring 2 (will have one Spring Championship). In Summer we only run a Summer 1 session (no 2nd season) and so there is no tournament- you are just playing 8 games and you are playing for rankings.
  • 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')

PortlandBasketball.com Fall 1 & 2 A & B Division
Fall 1 & 2 Playoff Record Fall 2 Record
Day Team W2 L Win % W22 L3 Win %4 AVG Pf AVG PA AVG DIff STR Of SCHED STREAK RANK PTS
1 Sun NW Elite 15 0 1.00 7 0 1.00 88 80 8 2.62 W7 45.26
2 Sun Mastercraft Sun 5 9 0.36 3 4 0.43 78 79 6 3.37 L3 39.05
3 Sun Family First  -- -- -- 4 4 0.50 64 66 8 2.72 W2 35.36
4 Sun Headband Klay -- -- -- 2 4 0.33 58 65 9 2.99 L1 33.42
5 Sun TTG -- -- -- 2 6 0.25 64 68 6 2.44 L2 32.64
6 Sun Team Rose City -- -- -- 1 7 0.13 64 94 31 1.64 L4 29.36
*Teams who play a minimum of 11 Fall 1 & 2 Games will be playoff eligible Week 12 of Fall 2.
 Masters 40+ Division
Fall 1 & 2 Playoff Record Fall 2 Record
Day Team W2 L Win % W22 L3 Win %4 AVG Pf AVG PA AVG DIff STR Of SCHED STREAK RANK PTS
1 Sun Old School (Masters) 10 4 0.71 5 2 0.71 77 71 9 2.47 W2 34.83
2 Sun Average Joes I 7 7 0.50 4 3 0.57 71 69 15 1.69 W4 32.25
3 Sun The Mike Perkins (Masters) 6 9 0.40 3 4 0.43 75 81 12 1.58 L3 30.48
Sunday Fall 1 & 2 C Division
Fall 1 & 2 Playoff Record Fall 1 Record
Day Team W2 L Win % W22 L3 Win %4 AVG Pf AVG PA AVG DIff STR Of SCHED STREAK RANK PTS
1 Sun Josey Wells  -- -- -- 7 1 0.88 79 74 10 2.03 W3 36.21
2 Sun Tropics -- -- -- 6 2 0.75 86 69 21 2.40 W1 35.29
3 Sun Old School (Masters) 10 4 0.71 5 2 0.71 77 71 9 2.47 W2 34.83
4 Sun Snap Fitness Ballers 12 4 0.75 6 2 0.75 66 64 10 2.07 W1 34.73
5 Sun Bacon Bits 9 5 0.64 4 3 0.57 78 71 11 2.16 L2 32.87
6 Sun PM Dawn -- -- -- 4 3 0.57 68 68 12 1.90 W3 32.43
7 Sun Average Joes I 7 7 0.50 4 3 0.57 71 69 15 1.69 W4 32.25
8 Sun The Meat (Gresham) 8 8 0.50 4 4 0.50 66 58 14 2.17 W1 32.02
9 Sun CouveLandia 7 9 0.44 4 4 0.50 85 77 15 1.83 W1 31.77
10 Sun Bang Bang 7 9 0.44 3 5 0.38 65 70 11 2.33 L1 30.63
11 Sun The Mike Perkins (Masters) 6 9 0.40 3 4 0.43 75 81 12 1.58 L3 30.48
12 Sun #Hashtag 8 8 0.50 3 5 0.38 55 62 11 2.14 L1 30.36
13 Sun Dont Look -- -- -- 1 3 0.25 78 92 15 2.41 L2 28.97
14 Sun Pick to Play Eastsiders 6 7 0.46 2 5 0.29 62 73 17 1.88 L1 28.85
*Teams who play a minimum of 11 Fall 1 & 2 Games will be playoff eligible Week 12 of Fall 2.
Sunday Fall 1 & 2 Rec/Coed Division
Fall 1 & 2 Playoff Record Fall 2 Record
Day Team W2 L Win % W22 L3 Win %4 AVG Pf AVG PA AVG DIff STR Of SCHED STREAK RANK PTS
1 Sun RB Legacy Sunday REC 13 3 0.81 7 1 0.88 87 72 17 1.47 W5 33.83
2 Sun Fat & Slow 8 8 0.50 6 2 0.75 75 58 26 1.60 L1 32.32
3 Sun No Limit 9 5 0.64 5 2 0.71 86 72 22 1.75 L1 32.13
4 Sun Gunderson Stackers 10 6 0.63 6 2 0.75 72 62 16 1.18 W3 31.79
5 Sun Never Nudes (coed) 9 7 0.56 5 3 0.63 63 56 11 1.54 W1 30.95
6 Sun Tune Squad 12 4 0.75 5 3 0.63 71 66 17 1.72 L1 30.92
7 Sun VOA -- -- -- 5 3 0.63 54 60 16 1.25 W1 30.03
8 Sun F-League Dream Team 8 8 0.50 4 4 0.50 68 74 9 1.65 L4 29.62
9 Sun 4D -- -- -- 4 4 0.50 71 57 25 1.59 W2 29.27
10 Sun Hampton Inn & Suites Vancouver 5 11 0.31 4 4 0.50 74 72 10 1.28 L1 29.15
11 Sun Deep III (Clackamas) 8 8 0.50 4 4 0.50 68 64 12 1.38 L1 29.11
12 Sun Rose City Rain 10 6 0.63 4 4 0.50 68 74 17 1.50 L1 28.94
13 Sun Grumpy Old Men Masters -- -- -- 4 4 0.50 63 67 24 1.29 W2 28.50
14 Sun Average Joes II 6 8 0.43 3 4 0.43 61 65 16 1.55 W1 28.09
15 Sun Team Reamers 5 9 0.36 2 5 0.29 62 65 14 1.60 L1 26.53
16 Sun S.E.P 4 9 0.31 2 6 0.25 59 61 9 1.33 L2 26.11
17 Sun Hoop City -- -- -- 2 5 0.29 58 76 21 1.56 L1 26.07
18 Sun Ichiballers 3 13 0.19 2 6 0.25 58 67 11 1.28 W1 25.80
19 Sun Rose City Rhinos -- -- -- 1 7 0.13 56 66 12 1.36 L1 24.29
*Teams who play a minimum of 11 Fall 1 & 2 Games will be playoff eligible Week 12 of Fall 2.
Sunday Fall 1 & 2 Coed Division
Fall 1 & 2 Playoff Record Fall 2 Record
Day Team W2 L Win % W22 L3 Win %4 AVG Pf AVG PA AVG DIff STR Of SCHED STREAK RANK PTS
1 Sun PDX7 (COED) 8 6 0.57 5 1 0.83 70 53 18 1.83 W3 33.66
2 Sun U guys wanna shoot some hoops 7 7 0.50 5 2 0.71 73 58 20 1.71 W1 32.08
3 Sun swish Kabob (coed) -- -- -- 5 3 0.63 60 53 15 1.33 W4 30.42
4 Sun Shoot it & Boot it (coed) 10 7 0.59 5 4 0.56 63 61 21 1.72 W1 29.96
5 Sun Rip city Builders (coed) -- -- -- 4 4 0.50 51 55 21 1.52 W1 28.77
6 Sun Team Advantis (COED)  -- -- -- 2 5 0.29 49 58 13 1.31 L5 25.95
7 Sun Team Alaska (coed) -- -- -- 1 7 0.13 37 66 29 1.58 L1 23.69
*Teams who play a minimum of 11 Fall 1 & 2 Games will be playoff eligible Week 12 of Fall 2.

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