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5 years ago (2013): Mike Murray is headed back to coaching. The former Illinois Wesleyan assistant coach and Bloomington Extreme head coach has been hired as defensive coordinator at North Central College in Naperville.

15 years ago (2003): Erin Kohn sank a 15-foot jumper that beat the buzzer and forced overtime, and Central Catholic went on to capture a thrilling 63-59 victory over top-seeded archrival University High in the championship game of the Class A Eureka Regional.

25 years ago (1993): Down by 16 points midway through the third quarter and overwhelmed by Morton’s towering frontline, Bloomington unleashed a devastating half-court press that fueled a comeback for an 80-70 victory. BHS scored 37 points in the fourth quarter — 31 by Billy Dicken, Darcel Johnson and Corey Anders.

50 years ago (1968): Ted Neuman’s last-second basket from 10 feet gave Normal Community a Corn Belt Conference victory over University High at Horton Field House. Neuman lead all scoring with 23 points. Chris Hertel paced U High with 18.

From Pages Past compiled by Jeff Findley from Pantagraph files.

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