5 years ago (2013): Colleen McMahon posted a career-high 31 points including the game-winning layup with four seconds left to lift Illinois Wesleyan’s women’s basketball team to a 76-75 win over 25th-ranked Carthage.
15 years ago (2003): The Dallas Desperados beat the Chicago Rush 46-38 in the Arena Football League despite another good performance by Chicago quarterback Billy Dicken, a former star at Bloomington High School. Dicken was 10-of-23 passing for 150 yards and two touchdowns.
25 years ago (1993): Normal Community’s girls basketball team earned its first Big 12 Conference title since 1988-89 by overwhelming Stephen Decatur, 80-28, to finish the regular season with 14 straight victories and a 19-1 mark. Jenny Schmidt scored 23 points and Stacey Mackey added 14.
50 years ago (1968): Illinois State’s nationally ranked basketball team moved a step closer to the Interstate Conference championship with a thrilling 69-65 overtime victory over Central Michigan. Dandy guard Jerry McGreal scored three of the Redbirds’ final four points to lead the victory.