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2001: Luke Kasten scored a career-high 28 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in Illinois Wesleyan's 98-84 CCIW victory over Millikin before a Shirk Center crowd of 2,300. The 16th-ranked Titans and Kasten in particular got off to blazing starts while improving to 14-4 overall and 5-2 in the conference.

1991: Junior guard Lisa Messamore made one of two free throws with nine seconds left to break a tie and give Ridgeview High School's girls basketball team a 44-43 victory over Heyworth in the championship game of the McLean County Tournament.

1981: Illinois State's predictably unpredictable basketball team struggled to a 32-29 halftime lead and then pulled away in the final eight minutes for a 72-58 victory over Eastern Illinois. ISU nearly frittered away an 11-point lead until Dwayne Tyus' fastbreak layup signaled a 12-0 run for the Redbirds.

1956: Paced by Wendell Swearingen's rebounding and scoring, Normal Community took another stride toward its second consecutive Intercity championship by defeating an aggressive Bloomington High School, 74-63. Swearingen took 17 rebounds off the boards and contributed 23 points.

Compiled by Roger Cushman

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