5 years ago (2010): Jess Reinhart needed just six points to reach the 1,000-point mark in her career at Central Catholic High School. The 5-foot-10 junior center reached that mark and more, finishing with a game-high 22 points in leading the Saints to a 47-38 nonconference victory over Jacksonville Routt.
15 years ago (2000): The little things added up to a big victory for the Illinois State women’s basketball team at Redbird Arena. Steph Reichle scored 21 points and posted career highs of 15 rebounds and six steals as ISU snapped a five-game losing streak with a 59-47 Missouri Valley Conference decision over Southern Illinois.
25 years ago (1990): Cindy Kaufmann scored a career high 32 points and the Illinois State women’s basketball team won its first road game of the season, 81-74 over Eastern Illinois.
50 years ago (1965): The Roanoke-Benson Rockets shot past Peoria Woodruff, 65-37, to claim the championship in the Metamora Holiday Tournament. The Rockets' 6-4 Ron Brown, who scored a total of 22 points collected eight in the opening quarter, all on rebounds.