Six-on-six basketball or basquette is a largely-archaic variant of women's basketball. It is played with the same rules as regular basketball, with the following exceptions:
- Teams have six players each instead of five; three "forwards" and three "guards". The three basketball positions normally employed by organized Basketball teams are guard forward and center
- Only forwards are allowed to shoot the ball. Forwards must stay in their teams' frontcourt (the side of the court they shoot from) and guards must stay in their team's backcourt. For example, Team A's forwards would be on the left side of the court with Team B's guards on defense. Team B's forwards are on the right side of the court with Team A's guards. Thus, forwards play only offense and guards play only defense.
- Unlimited dribbling is not allowed. Once in possession of the ball, players may dribble the ball up to two times; at that point, the player must shoot (if a forward) or pass to a teammate. Both forwards and guards may handle the ball.
Today, nearly all women's basketball leagues (pro, college, and high school) play by the same basic rules as men's basketball. In the United States, the last major sanctioning bodies were the high school state athletic organizations of Iowa and Oklahoma. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the The State of Iowa ( is a state in the Midwestern region of the United States of America. Oklahoma ( is a state located in the South Central region of the United States of America. Iowa dropped the sport in 1993; Oklahoma in 1995.
The 1968 Iowa girl's high school championship game, some say the greatest basketball game ever played:
Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=30zaDaxbago
Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NsJDJSHkLJ4
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