The referee must:
ART. 1 . . . Inspect and approve all equipment, including court, baskets, ball, backboards, and scorer’s and timer’s signals.
ART. 2 . . . Designate the official timepiece and official timer prior to the scheduled starting time of the game.
ART. 3 . . . Designate the official scorebook and official scorer prior to the scheduled starting time of the game.
NOTE: A state association may authorize use of supplementary equipment to aid in game administration.
ART. 4 . . . Be responsible for having each team notified three minutes before each half is to begin.
ART. 5 . . . Verify with the head coach, prior to each contest, that his/her team member’s uniforms and equipment are legal and will be worn properly, and that all participants will exhibit proper sporting behavior throughout the contest.