With zero seconds having ticked off the clock, the score was Hunt 1, Rocky Mount 1 in Monday night’s Big East 3A girls basketball game.
Both teams were assessed technical fouls before the game began for completely different reasons.
Hunt was given one for a delay of game. The scorekeeper was not present at tip time, which is 6 p.m. at Rocky Mount, because she hadn’t yet made it back from the JV game in the auxillary gym. All other Big East schools play their games in back-to-back-to-back-to-back “quads” with the varsity girls tipping off at approximately 6:30 p.m.
First-year coach Tiffany Parks did not know about the scheduling at Rocky Mount.
“It was kind of a bad start from the get-go,” Parks said.
After Rocky Mount shot its technical free throws (making 1 of 2), Rocky Mount was given a technical for a player’s undershirt. The white undershirt matched the jersey color, but it had a black Under Armour logo underneath the collar. The rule is that if there is one visible logo (and it can’t be more than one) it must be the same color as the shirt.
Rules for uniforms have been a point of emphasis by the National Federation of High Schools this year.
Hunt made 1 of 2 free throws and the game was underway soon after. With no time off the clock, each team had a point.
Rocky Mount won the game 66-49.