The Highland and Keota boys basketball teams were two of the best in Iowa from the free throw line during the recently completed season. Highland attempted 484 free throws on the season, third in 1A and knocked down 326 total freebies this year, fourth most in class 1A. The Huskies shot 67.4% at the stripe as a team, best in the Southeast Iowa Superconference. Zach Lasek was seventh in class 1A with 173 attempts and 10th in class 1A with 106 made free throws. Cole Adamson was second on the team and fourth in the Superconference with 71 made free throws, Mason McFarland was seventh in the conference with 59 made free throws and Bill Laughlin made 48 free shots, ninth most in the conference.
Keota was sixth in class 1A with 292 made free throws. The Eagles shot 70.5% as a team from the line, fourth highest in class 1A. JD Stout led the Eagles, knocking down 133 free ones on the year, eighth most in class 1A. He was best in class 1A and sixth in all of Iowa regardless of class for those who shot at least 100 free throws on the year at 84.7%. Carson Sprouse made the seventh most free throws in the South Iowa Cedar League this season, connecting on 49 of 66 for a 74.2% clip.