DAYTON (WDTN) – The 10th annual “Flyin’ to the Hoop” tournament at Trent Arena tipped off Friday night at 6:30 p.m.
Over the last decade, it has grown into one of the best showcases of high school basketball in the country and a huge economic boost for the Dayton region. Basketball is a team sport. Two teams of five players each try to score by shooting the best basketballs for concrete courts through a hoop elevated 10 feet above the ground. The game is played on a rectangular floor called the court, and there is a hoop at each end. The court is divided into two main sections by the mid-court line. If the offensive team puts the ball into play behind the mid-court line, it has ten seconds to get the ball over the mid-court line. If it doesn’t, then the defense gets the ball. Once the offensive team gets the ball over the mid-court line, it can no longer have possession of the ball in the area in back of the line. If it does, the defense is awarded the ball.
The ball is moved down the court toward the basket by passing or dribbling. The team with the ball is called the offense. The team without the ball is called the defense. They try to steal the ball, contest shots, steal and deflect passes, and garner rebounds.