5 years ago (2013): Pat Sodemann scored 16 of his career-high 20 points in the first half to propel Illinois Wesleyan to an 82-65 CCIW victory over Carthage. The 22nd-ranked Titans advanced to 12-3 overall and are alone atop the CCIW at 4-0.

15 years ago (2003): The Illinois State women’s gymnastics team opened the 2003 season with a win over Wisconsin-La Crosse. Denise Houda of ISU won the overall title and also took first place in the beam, vault and floor events.

25 years ago (1993): Steve Czirjak scored 18 points, Steve Kuehl 16, Mark Aubrey 13 and Dave Kunka 12 as Illinois Wesleyan’s men’s basketball team downed Wheaton, 99-94. It was the Titans’ 15th straight victory over Wheaton.

50 years ago (1968): Poised in the clutch, Normal Community’s basketball squad remained tied for the Corn Belt Conference lead with a 62-59 victory over University High. Ted Neuman and Bob Oliver each sank two free throws in the final 19 seconds to assure the NCHS triumph.

From Pages Past compiled by Jeff Findley from Pantagraph files.

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