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Hayden Rooke-Ley '15
Hayden Rooke-Ley '15


VIEW CBS 6 FEATURE: "Nothing Foul About the Shooting at Williams"

Earlier this season senior guard Hayden Rooke-Ley made 67 consecutive free throws and set the NCAA DIII single season record.

Rooke-Ley explains that his free throw routine was changed while at Williams due to a broken hand that forced him to alter his routine he had used since fourth grade.

The Eph team is connecting on 78% of their free throws this season and Rooke-Ley leads with a 91.1 percentage, draining 102 of 112 attempts.

Listen as Eph head coach Kevin App explains that making more free throws than an opponent attempts each game is a team goal. Thereby adding extra importance to each trip to the free throw line by an Eph player.

Through 21 games the Eph have made 341 free throws and the opposition has attempted 351. In NESCAC play the Ephs have converted 114 of their free throws, while the opposition has attempted 138. Those umbers are likely a reflection of Hayden Rooke-Ley having been sidelined for five full games and making just a token appearance in one other while recovering from an injury. Rooke-Ley averages six free throws a game.

The 13-8 Ephs ahve three more regular season games remaining on the schedule and all three are home tilts. This weekend the Ephs will play two NESCAC games. Friday Wiliams will host Connecticut College at 7:00 P.M. and Saturday Little Three rival Wesleyan visits for a 3:00 P.M. game. A win over Wesleyan will give the Ephs a share of the Little Three title with Amherst.

Tuesday Feb. 17 the Ephs will host Castelton State in the season finale in a contest slated to tip at 7:00 p.m.

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