foul shooting

Most Consective Free Throws:
80 Elena Delle Donne,  (photo) as a sophomore (2005-2006) set a national girls' high school record of 80 consecutive free throws.  She played for    Ursuline Academy in Delaware.

72-Rob Cavanaugh,
(Valpariso, IN) 1989-90
70 - Mark Wittbrodt (Bay City Western, Michigan)      1991-1992
63-Marvin Selvy      (Corbin, Kentucky)                         1965-1966
58-Katrina Greer   (Penns Valley, Pennsylvania, 2005)  2003-04

Ashley Johnson,(photo) Cumberland Valley, PA (2015) has made 55 consecutive free throws in a game situation through 28 games dating back to January 20,2012. She was 26 for 26 this season before an ACL injury. She will be able to continue her streak... starting next season after surgery in March to  repair her ACL.

52-Rob Kezmarsky - Laurel Highlands (Pennsylvania)  1989-90  (Fayette County Guru" <>)
Tom Mueseler - Latrobe (Pennsylvania) 1967-68
(Fayette County Guru" <>)
Chris Stoner, Hyndman High School, sank 46 consecutive Free Throws during his Junior Year (1977-78).  (Scott Stoner)
42-Zack Witt,  (River Valley, Arkansas)    1999-2000

The Guiness Book of Records Consecutive Foul Shooting Record- Ted St. Martin made 5,221in a row in a non game situation.   Joe Shuta (Altoona, PA) in his radio program did the i
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A QUESTION FROM Terrence S. Jennings-does anyone know the answer?  Is 46 foul shots taken by one team in a game a record?      1979 Unionville HS vs. Pottsgrove HS at Ursinus College

The answer-NO

 Ref’s stole game, ended Unionville’s 23 game winning streak as the only undefeated team in PA at that time.  Unionville took only 16 fouls shots, two Pottsgrove players took more fouls shots (18 each) than entire Unionville team.  The Pottsgrove team took 46 foul shots and still needed 3 OT’s to stop Unionville handing the team it’s first loss of the season 57-59.  Is that the records for fouls shots taken by one team in a PA high school game?

   If not is 46 foul shots’ a record for one team in district one playoffs?

 Editor's note: we don't know the answer, but in a 1957 playoff game in District 9, St. Mary's vs Johnsonburg, I shot 21 foul shots myself in a winning effort over Johnsonburg in regulation time.  As a team, St. Mary's shot 40 foul shots and won the game 55-50.  Bill Gaffey, editor

Free Throws

.(12/27/14, Patriot News) Tyler Haogland, Cedar Cliff hit 21 of 26 foul shots enroute to a 32 point performance  in the win over Frederick Douglas (MD) CC shot 50 foul shots making 35.  FD was 8 for 16 at the line.

 (12/6/14, Pittsburgh Post GazetteRomano Sebastiani, Greensburg Central Catholic was 26 of 33 from the line and scored a game-high 34 points.  Greensburg Central as a team went 47 of 60 from the free-throw line in an 80-75 triumph against McKeesport in the Hempfield tournament. McKeesport made 15 of 32 free throws. 

(1/5/13) Angelica Bertola, Notre Dame of East Stroudsburg set a school record for most free throws taken in a game (24-31) on  Vs Dieruff HS.

 (1/11/57) Gib Blew, Jersey Shore hit 28 of 34 foul shots as Jersey Shore defeated Lock Haven 66-62.  As a team Jersey Shore made 40  of 54 foul shots on the nite.  Lock Haven went to the foul line 39 times and made 26.  The Lock Haven Express news article reports that a normal hour and a half game lasted 2 and a half hours because of all the foul shooting.  Gil Blew, the 6'3 Jersey Shore center finished with 38 points and four Lock Haven players fouled out of the game. (Lock Haven Express)

Free Throws (12/26/08)

Indiana defeated Uniontown, 81-74, in a Class AAA Section 3 game, and the foul statistics were unusual. Indiana was 37 of 59 from the free-throw line. Six Uniontown players fouled out. Uniontown, meanwhile, shot only 24 free throws and no one from Indiana fouled out.  The game was played at Indiana.  The 59 free-throw attempts were close to being in the top 10 nationally, according to the National Federation of State High School Associations record book. Four teams are tied for ninth with 64.  The national record for free-throw attempts in a game is 84, by Stanton Powell County, Ky., in 1972. The team made 70.  (Post Gazette, Mike White)

Individual Foul shooting  (must have at least 100 attempts)
Boy's best free throw pct./season:
90.3 by Mike O'Boyle, Parkland (130x144) 1973-74
(Note: the National Record is 97.7 set by Seth Colclasure of Decatur Bellmont H S in Indiana in 2000-01, 167 of 171) Credit: National Federation
Girl's best free throw pct. season:
 88.3 by Linda Page, Phila. Dobbins Tech (159x180, junior season) 1979-80
 89.7 by Nikki Arbanas, Hickory H. S. (Hermitage, PA) (96x107, senior season) 2013-14.  She went 252 of 301 for a career 83.7.
(Note: the National Record is 95.4 set by Shanna Zolman of Syracuse Wawasee H S in Indiana in 2000-01,  209 of 219) Credit: National Federation

Free Throw Trivia
Keystone State Games --"Delaware Valley's Katie Vila shot a perfect 24-for-24 from the free-throw line for the entire tournament."  (Credit: Chris Otto, York Daily Record
Julie Amato, who is one of Pa's 2,000 scorers (Notre Dame, 1991-1995- 2,136), once made 31 of 35 free throw attempts in a state playoff game.  She went 19-19 in the final period while the other team was fouling to get back in the game.