Donkey Basketball

Donkey Basketball

Lauren Magargal, Reporter

Yes, you heard that right. Donkey Basketball is making its way back to Cody. In this unique and entertaining sport, players ride donkeys and most of the normal rules are applied. There are five people on a team just as in normal basketball, the game starts with a jump ball but on foot. Then the players scramble to the ball. You can throw the ball to your teammates as normal, sometimes the ball is not caught and is dropped. When this happens players are allowed to dismount from their donkeys and try to grab the ball. But the twist is the donkey must follow behind you and you cant leave your donkey. This was a challenge because of how stubborn they were. Another specific rule is that once you have the ball you can not walk with it you are only allowed to pivot around. The turnout of the event was very good, and the stands were filled. The sportsmanship of the event was good and the players made it fun to watch. The overall winner was the girl’s basketball team, and they beat the teachers in the championship.