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Routt sets Illinois state record; ranks third in the nation in two categories

On December 27, 2011, the Jacksonville (Illinois) Routt Catholic High School girls basketball team set an Illinois state record and had two performances that rank third in the National Federation of State High School Associations’ National High School Sports Record Book.

In Routt’s 63-51 victory over Carthage (Illinois) Illini West High School in the Beardstown Lady Tiger Classic, the Rockets attempted a state-record 66 free throws and made 42 of them, which ranks second in state history. The former state record of 61 free-throw attempts in a game was set by Flossmoor (Illinois) Homewood-Flossmoor High School in 1994.

Interestingly, both national records are held by Minnesota high schools. The national record of 75 free-throw attempts in a game was set by Red Wing (Minnesota) High School on January 8, 2008, while the national record of 46 free throws made in a game was set by Sauk Centre (Minnesota) High School on January 31, 2003.

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