5 years ago (2012): Addy Loeffler scored 16 points to pace Bloomington Holy Trinity’s seventh-grade girls basketball team to a 30-18 victory over Winchester in the IESA Class 7-2A state championship game at LeRoy.
15 years ago (2002): Michael Stephey had a game-high 20 points for the Lexington boys basketball team as the Minutemen topped Deer Creek-Mackinaw 51-44 in Midstate Conference action. Aaron Elzey added 12 points for Lexington.
25 years ago (1992): Caryn Brune’s 26 points and nine rebounds sparked Illinois State to a 76-68 victory over Oklahoma State in the consolation championship game of the Wahine Classic women’s basketball tournament at Honolulu.
50 years ago (1967): Illinois State’s basketball team ran Southeast Missouri off the court in a 104-78 nonconference victory before an estimated 3,500 fans at Horton Field House. Junior Tom Taulbee was the high scorer for the Redbirds with 25 points, and also hauled down 16 rebounds.