In football, coaches fuss over and over about turnovers. In baseball, coaches worry about walks. And in basketball, coaches fret about free throws.
Coaches, players and fans can count on it: free throws will make the difference in several games throughout a season.
In a recent West Brunswick junior varsity girls basketball game, the Trojans lost 37-29 to Laney. West did its part in running the offense, as Laney fouled many times trying to stop the quicker Trojans from scoring. But West lost because it missed 17-of-30 free throws.