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Carly Norton sank a record seven 3-point shots in 12 attempts and finished with 30 points to power the Epiphany Grade School girls basketball team to a 46-38 win over Nokomis Saturday in the first round of the Illinois Elementary School Association 8A State Tournament at Central Catholic High School in Bloomington.

Epiphany improved to 22-2 while advancing to face Ottawa Wallace (16-7) at 4 p.m. Monday in the quarterfinals. Ottawa Wallace claimed a 26-15 win over Buckley St. John's (11-9) in its first-round game.

"Our offense was flowing real well and created a lot of open looks, and Carly made the open looks," said Epiphany coach David Schmitt. "Our rebounding was also outstanding."

Norton also had six rebounds, two blocked shots and two assists. Cristin Neill added 10 points, five assists, five steals and five rebounds for Epiphany. Julie Schmitt and Hayley Cook combined for 17 rebounds, and Cook handed out three assists.

In another game, Mount Pulaski lost 44-10 to Jacksonville Our Savior. Meghan Moore scored four points and Ashley Southerlan had three for the Honeybears.

8AA state tourney

Kaley Corban and Abby Popejoy combined for 21 points to send Prairie Central past Coal City 40-31 at Clinton.

Katie Fairley scored eight points and Mandy Payne had five for the Hawks (21-3), who moved into the quarterfinals, where they will play Canton Ingersoll or Normal Kingsley at 8 p.m. Monday.

In another game, Canton Ingersoll eliminated Normal Kingsley, 46-28.

Katie Seibring led Kingsley (21-1) with 12 points and Annie Brown added 10.

See Scoreboard for complete results


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