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GOING AFTER A LOOSE BALL – Eureka’s Courtney Heffren has position over Addie Goodrich of Fieldcrest on Monday evening. The visiting Hornets picked up a 48-28 Heart of Illinois Conference win (For the Journal/TNT Photo).

MINONK - A total of seven three-pointers, including six of six at the outset, powered Eureka to a 48-28 win Monday evening over Heart of Illinois Conference host Fieldcrest.

The Hornets (19-2, 9-0) led 9-0 within the first two minutes courtesy of treys from Morgan Greene, Natalie Anderson and Courtney Heffren.

According to Fieldcrest (13-8, 4-4) coach Mitch Neally, he contemplated ditching the 2-3 zone for the player-to-player on defense.

“Kind of, but I knew they (Eureka) are tall and quick. They make a tough matchup for us,” he pointed out. “When you make seven threes in a quarter, you have to tip your cap.”

Heffren finished with a team-high 12 points, as the Hornets won their ninth straight game.

“We present problems man or zone,” said Eureka coach Jerry Prina. “We knew we had to get control of the game.”

Addie Goodrich led Fieldcrest and everyone with 14 points.

Notes: Eureka made eight of their first 10 shots behind the three-point line, but misfired on their last 10. They sewed up the top seed for the McLean County tournament that starts Jan. 19. Even with a loss, the Hornets would have still been in that spot. They have had possession of the McLean Co. traveling trophy for 358 days.

See article on Jan. 10 Woodford County Journal newsstands

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