5 years ago (2014): Senior Tia Robertson’s 15 points helped her reach 1,000 for her career on Senior Night, but they were not enough as Normal West fell to visiting Danville, 51-50. Natalie Freeman added 10 points for the Wildcats.
15 years ago (2004): Dylan Ward connected on a pull-up jumper with three seconds remaining to lift Prairie Central to a 55-53 Corn Belt Conference victory over upset-minded Central Catholic. The Hawks stayed one game behind Pontiac, which clinched a title share by beating Olympia, 49-45.
25 years ago (1994): Bloomington High School graduate Anthony Allison is averaging 15.9 points and 11.1 rebounds per game for Illinois Central College. The 6-foot-6 forward has signed a national letter of intent with Valparaiso University of the Mid-Continent Conference.
50 years ago (1969): Little All-America football tackle Denny Nelson of Illinois State will be honored by the Associated Press at halftime of the ISU-Central Michigan basketball game. Jim Barnhart, sports editor of the Bloomington Daily Pantagraph, will present Nelson with the certificate.