5 years ago (2013): Woodland’s Nate Roemer scored 16 points, but No. 2-seeded Putnam County downed the third-seeded Warriors, 53-44, in a Class 1A Henry Regional semifinal basketball game at Henry.
15 years ago (2003): Lauren Kamphuis had 19 points, 11 rebounds and five steals to send the Calvary Baptist girls basketball team to a 43-39 win over Joliet Ridgewood in the Illinois Association of Christian School state championship game at Rockford.
25 years ago (1993): The Eureka College men’s basketball team (21-4) is seeded No. 1 in the NAIA Division II District 20 Tournament. Washington native Troy Tyler of Eureka College was named District 20’s most valuable player and Eureka coach Dave Darnall won his third straight coach of the year award.
50 years ago (1968): Elusive Jerry McGreal, so quick he could pick your pocket for a buck and leave change, darted through Illinois Wesleyan’s defenses for 25 points in leading Illinois State to an 83-66 victory over the Titans at Fred Young Fieldhouse.