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5 years ago (2010): Lloyd Phillips scored a career-high 21 points and Illinois State held Southern Illinois to 38.2 percent field goal shooting in a 68-61 victory before a crowd of 7,578. Osiris Eldridge recovered from a two-point first half to finish with 14 points for the Redbirds.

15 years ago (2000): Tri-Valley gave up a 13-point, third-quarter lead but held on to defeat Blue Ridge in Sangamon Valley Conference action at Downs. Junior guard Christy Legner scored 23 points for the Vikings, and Mollie Springer added 10.

25 years ago (1990): The Texas Rangers acquired former Illinois State University standout Bryan House in a minor league baseball trade with the Chicago Cubs. The 27-year-old House batted .250 with six home runs, 48 RBI and 37 stolen bases for the Cubs’ Triple A Iowa team last season.

50 years ago (1965): Fred Young writes that girl cheerleaders at New Mexico, where Ed Burwitz, former BHS center is based, had a complete sellout of red towels, replicas of the one Coach Bob King has made famous as his constant bench companion.

From Pages Past compiled by Jeff Findley from Pantagraph files.

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