By Neil Geoghegan
It’s called a free throw for a very good reason — because it is, essentially, a gimme with no defender, just 15 feet from the basket.
The shot is a high percentage proposition for any team that can get to the foul line enough times. And on Tuesday, Church Farm turned its District 1 Class A semifinal clash against Delco Christian into a 66-32 rout thanks in large part to an overwhelming advantage with the freebies.
“We have a pretty aggressive bunch and we are pretty good off the dribble,’ said Griffins’ head coach Marc Turner. “So we try to take advantage of our quickness and get into the paint. We really don’t have a post player but we can get to the rim so that helps us act like we have a post presence. Consequently we get fouled when we do that.’
By knocking down more than three times as many free throws as its opponent attempted, Church Farm secured its 19th straight victory and now cruises into the district championship game Saturday at Villanova to face Phil-mont Christian at 4 p.m.