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Six on six basketball comes back at West Monona

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West Monona graduates competed in six on six basketball on Friday in Onawa, Iowa. West Monona graduates competed in six on six basketball on Friday in Onawa, Iowa.
ONAWA, Iowa (KTIV) -

Up until 1993, six on six girls basketball was one of the things Iowa was known for. The game was basically 3-on-3 on each end of the floor, and no-one could cross center court. Girls could only dribble twice and defenders could not touch the ball outside of the lane.

The 'old school' game was renewed on Friday.

As part of the all-school reunion at West Monona in Onawa, Iowa, the 1964 state champions got together for a little six-on-six, along with other former Spartan players. Five of the six starters from the '64 team were back in their hometown, while one team member has passed away.

Old Onawa High School became West Monona in 1962, and two years later they won the state title in Des Moines. Getting back on the court was not easy.

"It was hard. Very fun...lots of fun. It was good to see all the people. Our three forwards knew what each other were doing, but it was a little bit different. It was fun," said Carol Sheesley Groves, class of '64.

The all-school reunion at West Monona continues with events on Saturday.

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