NORMAL - The Pantagraph area will be represented in today's 5 p.m. Country Insurance 3-Point Showdown state preliminaries at Redbird Arena by four girls.
They are Mount Pulaski senior Erica Montgomery, Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley junior Carley Kemmer, Eureka senior Lee Miller and Olympia sophomore Katie Peek.
Montgomery and Kemmer shoot in Group 3 with reigning champion Noelle Reining of Midwest Central while Miller and Peek shoot in Group 6.
The top four from the preliminaries advance to Saturday's finals, which will be between the semifinal games at approximately 12:34 p.m. The Class A champion qualifies for the Queen of the Hill competition against the Class AA champion at approximately 7:52 p.m. March 4 at Redbird Arena.