NORMAL — In a season that has been filled with postponements and cancellations, it is not surprising that the IHSA Class 4A Normal Community Regional has had its schedule shuffled by Winter Storm Rex.
The quarterfinal games between Danville High and Normal Community along with Bloomington against Normal West were postponed and rescheduled for Wednesday at 6 and 8 p.m. respectively.
With the quarterfinals being delayed until Wednesday, the semifinal games which will featured Wednesday’s winners against either top-seeded Bradley-Bourbonnais or second-seeded Minooka have now been pushed back to Thursday and the regional championship game, that was scheduled for Friday, will now be played on Saturday night.
The Vikings, who are 11-14 on the season, have split their two games with the Ironmen. Danville defeated Normal Community 41-38 on Dec. 7 in Normal, but the Ironmen beat the Vikings 46-35 on Feb. 11 in Danville.
The weather also delayed the Class 2A sectional semifinals at Clinton. Champaign St. Thomas More, the winners of the Bismarck-Henning Regional, and Watseka will now play at 6 p.m. tonight with Bloomington Central Catholic and Monticello scheduled for 8 p.m.
WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL
Michigan 70, Illinois 63
CHAMPAIGN — The Michigan Wolverines scored seven of the game’s final nine points in their seven-point victory over the Fighting Illini before 3,018 at the State Farm Center on Sunday.
Taylor Tuck had a career-best 18 points for Illinois, which falls to 9-17 overall and 2-11 in the Big Ten Conference, while Amber Moore had a team-high 19 for the Fighting Illini, including five 3-pointers.
Michigan forward Cyesha Goree finished with a double-double as she had game-highs in points (30) and rebounds (19) for the Wolverines, who improve to 16-10 overall and 7-6 in the league.
“I thought we played a good first half, especially offensively,” said Illinois coach Matt Bollant in an official university release. “We took really good shots and showed a lot of patience. I really liked the way we played offensively in the first half. Unfortunately, we didn’t make some of those same shots in the second half.