Macey Radenheimer shows off her Indiana Knights of Columbus free throw shooting state champion trophy. She made 21 of 25 shots to win the title Saturday in Noblesville, Indiana.
(Lawrenceburg, Ind.) - Lawrenceburg and Aurora can brag about a state champion in basketball.
Macey Radenheimer, 11, competed this past Saturday at the Indiana Knights of Columbus Free-Throw Shooting Competition State Finals in Noblesville. The Saint Lawrence School 5th grader who lives in Aurora made 21 of 25 free throws to win the title. The second-place finisher made 19 of 25 foul shots.
It was Radenheimer’s second consecutive trip to the state finals, but her first championship.
“I went last. I just turned around and began shooting,” Macey told Eagle 99.3 Monday.
The one-foot tall state championship trophy is now being kept in Macey’s bedroom.
Macey credited Sarah Piefo on helping perfect her shooting form. Macey plays almost year-round for Piefo’s northern Kentucky-based girls basketball select team, Legacy.
The 21 out of 25 shooting at the state finals isn’t Macey’s personal best. She went 23 for 25 in the regional round on February 23 in Scottsburg to qualify for the state competition.
The free throw state finals weren’t the only competition Macey participated in on Saturday. She joined some of her St. Lawrence School classmates for an academic meet at Oldenburg Academy that same morning.
“We did pretty good. We came in third place,” Radenheimer said, adding she wasn’t as nervous for the academic meet as she was for the basketball competition.
Macey is the daughter of Aurora resident Shelby Radenheimer.