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Champion tops JFK with edge in free throws

By Joe Simon-TribuneChronicle, 12/09/18, 9:30AM EST

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CHAMPION — Nathan Kish really didn’t know what to say about his team’s free-throw shooting.

John F. Kennedy’s Mark Komlanc sure did.

Free throws weren’t the only reason Champion pulled away from JFK, 47-43, Friday night at Champion High School, but they certainly played a big role.

The Golden Flashes (2-1) finished an embarrassing 9-of-31 from the free-throw line, but they made 6-of-12 in the fourth quarter, which was actually a big improvement, to come from behind and beat the Eagles (2-1).

“It’s something we’ve got to work on,” said Kish, who paused for a second and smiled before answering the question about poor free-throw shooting. “We’ve been shooting them every day, but it’s something you develop in the summer.”

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All-American Conference

The All-American Conference is an OHSAA-sanctioned league, created in 2008 as the result of the merger between the Trumbull Athletic Conference and the Metro Athletic Conference in Ohio. The league has 21 different member schools, with 17 sports offered throughout fall, winter and spring sports seasons.