Mike Smith tied a career high with 26 points and was perfect from the free throw line as Fenwick defeated Hinsdale Central 58-46 Saturday. Read more from George M. Wilcox on High School Cube News.
Mike Smith wasn’t pleased with his free-throw percentage last season.
So he changed his own practice routine.
The Fenwick sophomore guard made 17-of-17 free throws Saturday night on his way to equaling his career high with 26 points at Hinsdale Central. The No. 15 Friars beat the host Red Devils 58-46 in the 17th annual High School Hoops Showdown.
Smith alone outshot Hinsdale Central’s entire team from the line (12-for-14). The Friars shot 23-for-27 as a team.
“Last year I was not a good free throw shooter as a freshman,” Smith said. “When I was done with a workout[with [my brother] Devin or on my own, I would try to make four in a row, and if I missed, I would run.”
Ten of Smith’s free throws came in the fourth quarter when the Friars (14-6) turned a Devils 37-33 lead at the end of the third quarter into a 43-37 advantage to begin the fourth.