The select competition basketball league kicked off its 12th season Sunday at Swain High School with new rules and a new sponsor.

The league, which has helped develop many of the area’s top players over the past decade, is designed for kids who don’t play fall sports. They are divided into two different leagues: the NCAA league for kids in grades 7-9 and the NBA league for kids in grades 10-12.

There are six games played every Sunday.

The new rule was a 30-second shot clock.

The new sponsor is the Lehigh Valley Orthopedic Institute.

“We are pleased to announce that the region’s premier sports medicine program, Lehigh Valley Orthopedic Institute, is a sponsor for the SCBL’s 12th season,” said league director and founder Ed Jennings. “We thank them for their generosity and look forward to building a strong relationship for years to come.”

Here are the game results from Week 1, provided by Jennings:

Ohio State 81, Villanova 56 … Ryan Kinree 24 for Ohio State; Jaxon Lopper 22 for Villanova.

Duke 51, Lafayette 38 … TJ Lawrence 19 for Duke; Anibal Negron and Sean Brogan each had 10 for Lafayette.

Georgetown 76, Louisville 61 … Blake Nasri 19 for Georgetown; Noah Newsome 14 for Louisville

Player of the Week: Blake Nasri (Class of ’26, Springhouse MS)

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Comment: “Season XII started with an NCAA Division I push for us,” Jennings said. “This division is a look at the future stars of Lehigh Valley high school basketball. There were some eye-catching performances, including a near dunk. This division will be fun and competitive all fall. We had two 30-second shot clock violations in three games.”

Lakers 67, Nets 49 … Lamine Sanoh Executive) 17 points, 6 blocks for Lakers; Chris Ray (Parkland) 25 for Nets.

Celtics 64, Grizzlies 52 … Jayden Shipley (Executive) 13 points for Celtics; Will Barber (Emmaus) 17 for Grizzlies.

Sixers 60, Cavs 57 … Darius Brandt (Allen) 24 for Sixers; Jayden Tillett (Freedom) 18 for Cavs.

Player of the Week: Darius Brandt (Allen High School)

Comment: “If Week 1 is any indication of the SCBL going down, then come early and stay late,” Jennings said. “The SRO crowd was treated to some quality HS Division hoops at Swain. to doubt Five Weekdunks and one Liberty Dwayne Chase sent the gym into a frenzy. Brant, our player of the week, wasn’t left behind with back-to-back breakaway dunks. I believe that the autumn season will be very interesting. We even had the mayor of Allentown, Matt Turek, who was blown away by the level of play.”

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