High school championships played on non-regulation hoops
By Associated Press
MACON, Ga. (AP) - The Georgia high school basketball championships were played on goals that weren't in the proper location.
The state governing body doesn't plan to alter the results of the 14 title games played at the Macon Centreplex, saying the baskets were the same at each end of the court, so no one gained a competitive edge.
The Marietta Daily Journal first reported that the stanchions supporting the baskets were positioned a foot farther back off the baseline, meaning free throws were attempted from 16 feet, instead of the normal 15 feet. That also left less room between the basket and the baseline.
Georgia High School Association executive director Gary Phillips says "this was certainly was not an ideal situation," but "we think the conditions were fair for all the teams."
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