NORMAL — St. Thomas More’s girls’ basketball team is on a weekend business trip.
Day 1 went well.
The top-ranked Sabers survived a strong challenge from Teutopolis in the Class 2A semifinals Friday to pull away for a 63-43 triumph at Illinois State University’s Redbird Arena.
NORMAL — Chris Mennig’s Friday night wardrobe didn’t include St. Thomas More’s school colors.
It was orange and blue for the Sabers’ girls’ basketball head coach.
Final update for today from ISU. In the 2A three-point shooting contest, the winner is Watseka's Devin Curry. She hit 11 of 15 shots to win by one shot. Curry tied for second in the area in three-pointers made this season.
In Class 1A, Fishers Hannah Varner was the state runner-up.
NORMAL — Two area shooters are among the four finalists in the IHSA state three-point shooting contest at Illinois State University’s Redbird Arena.
Watseka senior Devin Curry — the lone area qualifier in 2A — hit 11 of 15 attempts in Thursday’s qualifying round. She had the second-best total and will shoot in Friday’s four-person finals at about 8:15 p.m.
CHAMPAIGN — Tim and Kim McCoy are like all parents. They want what’s best for their children.
They are also unlike most parents. Few couples have a child who’s regarded as one of the nation’s top two basketball players in her grade level.
As Tori McCoy is educated at St. Thomas More — in the classroom and on the court — Mom and Dad are going through a learning process as well.
CHAMPAIGN — The expectations for St. Thomas More’s girls’ basketball program in the fall of 2010 were not what outsiders might think.
They weren’t even what those involved with the team now might have imagined.
St. Thomas More vs. Teutopolis, 6:30 p.m. Friday
ST. THOMAS MORE (31-2)
Pos. Name Yr. Ht. PPG
PG Randa Harshbarger Sr. 5-5 9.4
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CLASS 1A TEAM-DUAL SECTIONALS
At Gibson City
■ LeRoy 45, Illini Bluffs 36. The Panthers clinched their fifth straight trip to the state dual-team meet Tuesday.