Lane makes 14 free throws at hoop shoot
DES MOINES — Ja Shawn, 8, represented Fairfield at the state-level Elks Hoop Shoot in Des Moines Saturday.
The Washington Elementary School student made 14 of 25 free throw attempts competing against some of the best 8- and 9-year-old basketball players in the state.
The winner in his age division went 22-for-25 from the foul line to advance to the regional competition in Iowa City March 16.
Lane, the son of Devon Steinbeck of Fairfield and Tave Lane of Southern Pines, N.C., qualified for state by placing first at the local and district levels. He made 18 of 25 attempts at the district contest.