2001: Sophomore guard Megan Patti sank four 3-pointers en route to a game-high 21 points as Normal Community scored a 50-41 girls basketball victory over Olympia. DesaRae Myers and Mandy Garner led Normal West over Bloomington, 53-37.
1991: Gridley limited area scoring leader Mike Hartke to 16 points, 11 below his average, in posting a 51-44 victory over Heyworth to advance to the McLean County Tournament title game for the first time since 1986. Defending champion Ridgeview hounded Lexington into 20 percent shooting in a 66-44 victory.
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1981: Tri-Valley senior Ryan Roberts came within an eyelash - an assist, really - of complete domination of McLean County Tournament statistics. He led in scoring with a 23-point average for three games, was the top rebounder with an average of 13, and tied with Steve Zimmerman of Saybroook-Arrowsmith with 3.3 assists per game.
1956: Fairbury rode Normal Community's top-seeded basketball team out of the championship bracket, 65-61, in the Fairbury Invitational Tournament. The lights were balanced at 61-61 with 0:56 on the clock when Fairbury retrieved a missed free throw and Orville Kupferschmidt scored to shove the hosts to the fore, 63-61.
Compiled by Roger Cushman