5 years ago (2010): Senior Michael Emberton poured in a game-high 27 points, putting him over 1,000 career points at Lexington, as the No. 12-seed Minutemen captured the consolation championship of the 30th McLean County Tournament with a 64-53 win over Fisher.
15 years ago (2000): Neil Alexander posted his 200th victory as Lincoln High School’s basketball coach in a 51-29 nonconference triumph against Bloomington at the Robert Frank Sports Complex. The win pushed Alexander’s record at Lincoln in 10 seasons to 200-69, trailing only Loren Wallace (271-68).
25 years ago (1990): Dave Kunka’s rebound basket gave Illinois Wesleyan a tie in the final second of regulation and his 3-point field goal proved to be the winning basket in a 74-73 double-overtime victory over Augustana.
50 years ago (1965): Bellflower, who last won the title in 1914, ended 51 years of frustration with a 58-55 victory over previously undefeated Octavia in the championship game of the 54th McLean County Tournament at Horton Field House. Ken Springer tied the tournament record for most free throws in a championship game with 10.