KEYC - It's Basketball Season: Granny Basketball Season

It's Basketball Season: Granny Basketball Season

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NORTHROP, Minn. -

It's basketball season, Granny basketball season in Northrop.

Granny basketball is for women over the age of 50 but the rules are different. The teams abide by rules that women played with in the 1920's. There is no contact, no flesh to be shown, no running, and no jumping.

An exhibition game in Northrop at Martin Luther High School was part of a local fund raiser.

Currently, there are only two official teams in the area: the Faribault Hot Shots and the Wanamingo Bulldogs. The two granny teams played against local women and students from Martin County Reads.

Granny basketball is a good form of exercise but it's more than that.

"It's good friendships you make and it's good exercise,"Nancy Boldt, Faribault Hot Shots, said.

These so called grannies are changing the game of basketball and they competed in an exhibition game to prepare for the upcoming season.

"I love their outfits, we came with t–shirts and we were showing a little too much flesh," Sarah Garcia, principal of St. James Lutheran School, said.

This game isn't necessarily for elite basketball players. In fact, several players had never played the game.

"It's great practicing and great exercise but it's more fun to play," Boldt said.

--KEYC News 12