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5 years ago (2013): The Ridgeview basketball team reached the 20-win plateau with a 61-51 nonconference victory over Iroquois West. Josh Weier pace Ridgeview (20-7) with 17 points and seven rebounds. Trevor McIntosh added 13 and Matt Barnes 10.

15 years ago (2003): No. 15-nationally ranked Illinois Wesleyan allowed a 30-point halftime lead to shrink to four but stopped the bleeding in time to secure an 81-67 win over North Central. IWU co-captain Luke Kasten had 20 points on 8-of-8 shooting to go with three blocks, three assists and two steals.

25 years ago (1993): Senior forward Eric Haren tied a school record with 41 points to lead Tri-Point to an 89-71 victory over Cissna Park in Iroquois Conference basketball action at Cullom. Haren also grabbed nine rebounds in the winning effort.

50 years ago (1968): Illinois State forward Steve Arends has earned “Player of the Week” honors in the Interstate Conference for his role in leading the Redbirds to the league basketball championship. This is the second time this season that Arends has won the citation.

From Pages Past compiled by Jeff Findley from Pantagraph files.

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