5 years ago (2013): Keita Bates-Diop scored University High’s final six points and drilled a well-guarded 18-foot jumper with two seconds left to propel the Pioneers to a tense-from-start-to-finish 55-53 win over Bloomington in the Class 3A BHS Regional.
15 years ago (2003): Normal Community graduate Craig Lee has been named the men’s and women’s soccer coach at Millikin. “Millikin has been a fantastic environment for me over the last two years as an assistant, and I look forward to guiding the program,” said Lee, a Bradley graduate.
25 years ago (1993): Illinois State won at least a share of its second Missouri Valley Conference championship with a 55-54 victory over Drake. ISU’s Richard Thomas clinched the victory by retrieving a ball after a collision with Drake’s Jeff Allen with 2.8 seconds remaining, with Drake coach Rudy Washington indicating he will protest the game.
50 years ago (1968): Bob Hood’s three-point play with 1:17 to play broke a 58-58 tie and sparked Tri-Valley to a 68-58 victory over Chenoa in the Heyworth District Tournament. Larry Shoemaker was the Vikings’ top point producer with 16.