PAL Boys Basketball

2018 PAL Boys Basketball

Thanks to all of the athletes, coaches, officials 
and site directors for another GREAT PAL Basketball Season! 

Congratulations to the following PAL 
Competitive Basketball Champions:

JV Boys: St. Ignatius
JV Girls: St. James
Varsity Girls: St. John Evangelist (3 peat!)
Varsity Boys: Our Lady of Assumption - Blue

1 pm
JV Boys Comp:
Sacramento Country Day vs. St. Ignatius

2:10 pm
JV Girls Comp:
St. James vs. St. Ignatius

3:20 pm
Varsity Girls Comp:
St. John Evangelist vs. St. John Notre Dame

Varsity Boys Comp:
4:30 pm
Our Lady of Assumption - Blue vs. St. Rose 

2017 Season Schedule

2017 PAL Basketball Championship
 Congratulations to St. Ignatius - Green who won the 
PAL Varsity Boys Basketball Championship. 
SI defeated three time defending champion, 
Sacramento Country Day in overtime.
SI - Green won all three PAL Sanctioned tournaments they
entered this year including the Sacred Heart/St. Mary's Christmas Invitational,
 the 49th Annual Jesuit Junior Classic and 
the Christian Brothers St. La Salle Classic Limeberger Tourney!

In the Junior Varsity level, Sacred Heart emerged victorious 
coming from the #6 seed in the tourney defeating Holy Spirit
in the Championship game!

Special Note:

(Per PAL Guidelines) Uniforms: Please review the updated uniform policy in the PAL Guidelines.

PAL Recreational League (JV) Rule Changes beginning 2012:
Approved by the PAL Commission: 16 Minute running time per half, 3 time-outs per game and last minute of the game will be STOP TIME if point differential is 10 or less. Shooting fouls:1 shot for two points. On seventh team foul again 1 shot for two points. Pressing is permissible along PAL basketball guidelines (no press while there is a 20 point difference.) If player is fouled with a made basket, automatically add 1 point.
(Please see specific PAL Rule modifications listed below.)

Playoff Bracket Seeding Process:

Seeding takes into account league results first, head-to-head tournament results (when available) second. For seeding purposes, no team will be given a disadvantage for playing a 6 game league schedule versus a 7 game league schedule. When completing the seeding, brackets are set up to make sure that no common division opponents play each other in the first round! While a team may have been seeded higher or lower, the braket is adjusted to make sure that common division opponents don't face each other in the first round.


For your benefit and protection, I want to encourage you to review the entire PAL guideline listed on the cover page. Please be aware of the rules and regulations so that you are not caught unaware. Ignorance is not a defense. First and foremost all coaches must have a medical release form for each individual on the team. The form must be present at every contest and will be checked by site directors. Secondly, each coach MUST be certified through either the PLCT or NFHS.

PAL Basketball Rule Modifications:
(Any updates listed above will take precedent over these notes.)

1. All games / all levels: Each team must supply a scorekeeper and a score book. At the conclusion of each game, both coaches will sign both books to verify that all eligible players have played. Each Home team, besides providing the "official" book, will provide a game ball (unless it is provided by the site) and each team must have a first aid kit. I would encourage you to have an extra jersey in case of blood contamination. (This rule will be enforced by the officials.) Each team will provide an official roster with names, numbers, etc. to the site director at the beginning of league play for verification of playing time and to facilitate entering names in the official book.

2. All Varsity competitive (boys & girls) level games will be played with a seven (7) minute stop time clock. Each team will be allowed three full time-outs per game (NO :30 second TO's.) Otherwise, Varsity level competitive teams will play under regulation High School rules. Local rules pertaining to running clock mandate a running clock with no press allowed anytime the difference in score is 20 or more points.

3. All Junior Varsity competitive and Varsity Recreation (boys & girls) level games will be played with a six (6) minute stop time clock with regulation High School basketball rules.

JV Recreation (Boys and Girls) : Games are sixteen (16) minute halves running time. Last minute of game will be stop time if 10 point or less point differential. Shooting fouls: 1 shot for two points. On seventh team foul (Bonus) again 1 shot for two points. There are 3 timeouts per game. Pressing is permissible along PAL basketball guidelines (no press while there is a 20 point difference.) If player is fouled with a made basket, automatically add 1 point. JV Rec Overtime will start with running time (from 3 minutes) and revert to stop time during the last minute if the score is within 10 points. All fouls in OT are 1 shot and if made will count as 2 points. Second Overtime; first point scored wins.

4. Varsity Boys (Competitive and Rec) will play with the men's regulation size basketball. Boys JV (Competitive and Rec) and all girls programs (Varsity and JV) will play with the Intermediate size basketball (28.5".) Overtime rule is the same as HS, an additional 3 minute period with one additional time-out and carryover from regulation.

5. Only PAL sanctioned tournaments are open for PAL member schools. Teams cannot participate in other non-PAL sanctioned tournaments. Scrimmage and practice games can be arranged with other non-PAL (public or private school) teams according to your discretion. (The PAL Mandates the use of Hawkins Officiating due to finger printing and background checks which meet the Sacramento Diocese requirements and conforms to the required "Shield the Vulnerable" directives.)

6. Due to the large number of teams in the PAL, officials will be assigned based on the priority given the level of competition. Boys and Girls Varsity competitive games will have the highest priority. Hawkins Officiating will do their best to provide a full complement of officials for all games but at times, only one official may be assigned due to man power constraints.

7. All other game rules will be under the National High School Federation rule book. 

Any questions about these rule modifications can be directed to Gerry Lane at - Thank you!
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