All About Basketball By: Tanya Sylvester 09/24/04 1:00 PM Jennings Facts on Basketball • Five players play at a time. • There is 1 point guard, 1 guard, 2 forwards, and 1 center. • Points can be scored by either a foul shot, 3-point shot or regular jump shot. • A regular shot is worth 2 points, a foul shot is 1 point, and a 3-pointer is 3 points. • During the game you are either playing offense or defense. • There are 4 quarters, with a half-time after 2 quarters. • The court is divided into 2 halves, each time shoots at one net & then switches after half-time. Quick Quiz • How many quarters are there in a basketball game? A. 2 B. 4 C. 5 • What is the amount of points a foul shot is worth? A. 1 B. 3 C. 2 • How many players play during the game? A. 7 B. 10 C. 6 Correct! • Awesome job, keep up the good work! Wrong! • Good try, maybe next time! Conclusion • Basketball is a fun and exciting game to play! • It keeps you in shape and makes you work hard! • It is a team sport so you are meeting lots of different people. • Remember go there with a positive attitude and just have fun! Bio • My name is Tanya Sylvester and I am a junior here at Western. My major is elementary education, with a minor in physical education & early childhood development. I am a member of the Delta Zeta Sorority, where I currently hold the positions of secretary and athletics chair.