NORMAL - Mount Pulaski High School senior Erica Montgomery and Eureka senior Lee Miller each made 7 of 15 shots in the Country Insurance 3-Point Showdown state preliminaries Thursday night at Redbird Arena, but did not advance to Saturday's finals.
Also among the 64 participants were Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley junior Carley Kemmer, who made three, and Olympia sophomore Katie Peek, who made one.
The top qualifier for Saturday's four-person final to be held between the state tournament semifinal games was Hillsboro junior Katie Pretnar with 12. Plano junior Katie Cooper was second with 11.
Three girls made 10, forcing a shootoff, which Macomb junior Jaclyn Lucas won with eight followed by Carrollton sophomore Dana Schnettgoecke with five. Failing to advance from the shootoff was Moweaqua Central A&M junior Gabrielle Waddington with four.
Saturday's final will begin at approximately 12:34 p.m.
Compiled by Randy Sharer