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Battle Of The Sixes

Women's Basketball In Arkansas Changed Foerver in 1980

Posted: January 1, 2013 at 5 a.m.

Before 1979, girls basketball in Arkansas was played halfcourt three-on-three. Players could not cross the center line. In this photo taken at the West Fork Tournament on Feb. 26. 1972, players stand at midcourt waiting on the ball to get to their end of the court.
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Before 1979, girls basketball in Arkansas was played halfcourt three-on-three. Players could not cross the center line. In this photo taken at the West Fork Tournament on Feb. 26. 1972, players stand at midcourt waiting on the ball to get to their end of the court.

The lights accidentally went out the last time an official 6-on-6 girls basketball game was played in Arkansas, delaying the end of an era by around 30 minutes.

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