Guthrie Police looking for participants for 3 on 3 basketball fundraiser to support local children

The Guthrie Police Department has warrants out for anyone looking to play basketball for charity. The games will help local children through the Christmas With Cops program.

The double-elimination tournament will showcase a three-point and free-throw contest and will take place right before the championship game.

The 3-on-3 teams will be limited to four players per team and will be half-court with two games running at once. Trophies will be handed out to the top three teams.

The times will be announced after the March 25th deadline. The first 20 teams to register will guarantee a spot.

“This is an event that we would like to have every year going forward and hopefully will be able to have more than 20 teams,” Detective Filemon Vasquez said.

If you would like to officiate the games contact the department.

The competition is set for April 8 beginning at 10 a.m. inside the Guthrie High School gymnasium. The cost is $10 per person per event.

Every year the department collects and raises funds to purchase gifts for children during the Christmas season.

3 On 3 Tournament Rules:

  1. Home team will shoot from the free throw line for the ball at the start of each game.  The team will select a team member to perform the shot from the free throw line.
  2. Each game will be to 21 points.  The team must win by two points.
  3. Teams score by either regular two-point baskets, or by three-point shots taken from outside the three-point circle.
  4. After a basket has been scored or a foul called, a player must put the ball in play from past the free throw line.  All held balls will be put into play behind the free throw line with possession given alternately to each team.
  5. On defensive rebounds where the ball hits the rim, players must return the ball by dribble or pass across the free throw line before a basket may be attempted.  Once across the line, they do not have to pass the ball before shooting.  In event, the opposing team shoots but the ball does not hit the rim or a steal was made, the team does not have to return the ball past the free throw line.
  6. After a basket, the team scored upon will put the ball in play past the free throw line.
  7. Fouls will be called by the court monitor/referee. A foul called in the act of shooting will result in the player who was fouled, two or three shots from the free throw line, depending on where the player was fouled, and a change of possession. Each team will have three foul calls before one shot from the free throw will be given to the person who was fouled.  The three foul calls include both non-shooting fouls and shooting fouls.
  8. Substitutions may be made after a basket or an out-of-bounds play.


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