Sunday, December 10, 2017
The 3-4 Lady Redbirds moved to 4 and 4 on the season today after hosting and defeating the 2-6 (now 2-7) Lady Eagles of Eastern Michigan. The game started out with the Redbirds taking the lead, a lead they never relinquished. Quarterly scores were: 13-3, 26-12, 44-28, and the final 65-56. Officiating crew for todays game was LaSha Hopson, Andrew Bills and Todd Moistner.
A fairly uneventful first half led to a 2nd half full of excitement as the Racers of Murray State visited Redbird Arena to play basketball against the Illinois State Redbirds. Refs whistles came alive in the 2nd have creating some tension and escalating the level of play. The Racers at one point mounted a double digit lead of 13. The lead only changed one time, with the Redbirds giving it up to the Racers. Late in the game, the Redbirds had trimmed the lead to one possession, but a couple of miscues evaporated the chance of taking the lead back to win the game. Final score on the board was 78-72.
Saturday, December 9, 2017
Normal University High Pioneers hosted the Crimson of Jacksonville on Friday night winning both the junior varsity and varsity boys basketball games. Joe Brown, a sophomore had a personal game high best in scoring by putting in 11 points in the second quarter and ending out the game with 15 total. The Pioneers enjoyed a lead of 15 points in the 3rd quarter, but the Crimson wasn't ready to shutdown yet, pulling back to within 6 points. Four free throws sealed the game late for the Pioneers with a pair being hit by both Doug Holmes and Joe Brown. Pioneers at the buzzer by 8, 59-51.