The Society Page - March 22, 2015

This Week:  Teachings For Our Times - "Sharing Your Light" by Sister Neill F. Marriott (from Oct. 2014 General Conference; November 2014 Ensign)
Next Week:  Ward Conference

Relief Society Sisters & Young Women
Come join us for the Relief Society Birthday Party at the
Tuesday, March 31st @ 6:30 PM
The night will be filled with:
Dinning at the Food Court
Visiting the Shops
and a Movie at the Cinema
Don't miss this "Sale-A-Bration"!

Women's Conference Broadcast
March 28th @ 6:00 PM at the Stake Center.
 Ages 8+ are encouraged to attend.

R.S. Temple Day:  April 2nd, meet in the lobby by 9:10 AM

Ward Temple Day: March 19th, at 7:00 PM

Ward Choir:  We meet at 10 AM every Sunday except Fast Sunday, in the Bingham Seminary Building.  We'd love for you to join us!
Lunch Bunch:  Join the ladies in the ward as we get together to socialize over lunch. The meal is your expense.
The Habit Burger Grill
@ The District
11428 S. Parkway Plaza
Tuesday, March 10th @ 11:30 AM

There are really only two plays: Romeo and Juliet and
put the darn ball in the basket. ~ Abe Lemmons

Did You Know...Basketball
*~ For the first two years after Dr. James Naismith invented basketball in 1891, soccer balls were used as the balls. In 1894, the first basketball was manufactured and made of laced leather. The molded version of a basketball was invented in 1948 and for about 50 years almost all basketballs were made of genuine leather. In the early 1990s, the first balls made of high-tech composite leathers began to appear. The NBA switched to a composite leather design in 2006, but the changes lasted only three months because of a barrage of complaints from players.

*~ The first men's college basketball game was played on January 18, 1896 between the University of Iowa and the University of Chicago. The final score was a mind blowing 15-12.

*~ NBA or professional balls and NCAA or college balls have similarities and differences. NBA balls are made of genuine leather and college balls are made of a composite material. NBA balls are made by Spalding and must be orange, 29-1/2 inches around, and they must weigh 22 oz. The official basketball of the NCAA tournament is the composite leather Wilson Solution. The NCAA requires balls to be between 29-1/2 and 30 inches around, to weigh between 20 and 22 oz.

*~ The first “hoops” were actually just peach baskets and the first backboards were made of wire. Back when peach baskets were used as the hoop, every time someone scored, a referee had to fetch the ball by climbing a ladder.  In 1913, the bottom of the basketball net is left open for the first time - meaning it was no longer necessary to retrieve the ball from the net, once a basket was scored.

*~ The most points scored by one team in college basketball was 258 scored by Troy University during a 258-141 thrashing of Devry on January 12, 1992.

*~ In 1986, the three-point field goal is introduced with the three-point line set at 19 feet, 9 inches from the center of the basket.

*~ Bevo Francis set a record in 1954 by scoring 113 points in a single game for the University of Rio Grande.

*~ Pistol Pete Maravich is college basketball's all-time leading scorer. He scored 3,667 points during his three seasons at LSU, where he averaged more than 44 points per game from 1968 to 1970!

*~ The most points scored by one team in college basketball was 258 scored by Troy University during a 258-141 thrashing of Devry on January 12, 1992.

*~ The first women's college basketball game was played on April 4, 1896 in San Francisco between Stanford and Cal. Stanford won the game 2-1, which was played with much different rules from modern basketball. There were nine players on each side and players could only play in certain areas of the court. Women weren't allowed to steal the ball from each other because it was considered "unladylike" and they had to wear clothes that covered every part of their body except their hands and face!

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