Oct. 11, 2010
Shaq’s Nightmare is Day Dream for Bearcats
The Northwest Missouri State women's basketball team's annual fundraiser, Shaq's 24-Hour Nightmare, was held from noon Friday, Oct. 8 to noon Saturday, 9. All the Players divided into teams that rotated shooting every three hours.
Just short of 9,000 free throws were attempted with 7,800 being made, which is an 86.8 percent average. That's not quite a "Nightmare" record which was set the very first year when the team hit 88.9 percent of their free throws.
The individual stars were two freshmen and a sophomore this year. Brianna Forbes of Lee's Summit made 96.9 percent of her free throws, including a 24-hour best of 74 in a row. The consecutive free-throw record of 132 set last year by Emily Hauder was not challenged this year. Close behind Forbes was Maryville product, Meridee Scott. Scott converted on 96.8 percent of her charity tosses. Hauder still had her free throw magic going this year, hitting 96.6 percent of her attempts.
Also cracking the 90 percent-rate of free throw shooting was Gentry Dietz (93), Gabby Curtis (92.8), Shelly Martin (92.7) and Leah Day (92.3). The range of free-throw shooting success went from a low of 70.7 percent to Forbes' high mark.
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