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Normal Community, Fieldcrest, Eureka girls among the winners on Thursday
Published: Jan. 6, 2022 at 11:30 PM CST
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(Heart of Illinois ABC) - When the first AP state rankings of the new year dropped on Wednesday, seven area teams dotted the polls. A pair of those teams continued their winning ways on Thursday night.

In Class 4A, Normal Community checked in at No. 8 and the Iron showed why on Thursday as they cruised past Champaign Central 55-29. Karleigh Creasey had 13 points to lead NCHS.

In Class 2A, Fieldcrest is ranked No. 6 and there just seems to be no stopping the Knights. They moved to a perfect 19-0 on the season with a dominant 64-34 win over LeRoy that saw them jump out to a 25-4 lead at the end of the first quarter. Ella Goodrich led the way with 21 points and 10 boards for Fieldcrest.

Eureka also received votes in the most recent 2A poll and the Hornets continued their impressive stretch of basketball with a 52-42 win over El Paso-Gridley. Ellie Cahill poured in a team-high 19 points while Ashley Nohl chipped in 12. Jordyn Cannon scored 17 for EPG.

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