Junior Itliong puts up a two-pointer during a home game against Glenallen in January 2023. Photo by Amanda Williams for The Cordova Times

The National Federation of High Schools adopted a rule change starting this year which eliminates shooting one-and-one free throws in high school basketball. 

All free throws after the fifth foul in a quarter shall result in two free throws, and the foul count shall be reset after each quarter. 

Reasons for the change include encouraging teams that run into early foul trouble to adjust their style of play, eliminating the possibility of correctable errors by failing to award a second free throw or allowing an unmerited free throw, and also eliminating the physical play that occurs in the lane on the first free throw of a one-and-one. 

It is also intended to discourage the common strategy of fouling to stop the clock late in the ball game.