Friday scoreboard, Saturday schedule: ISU women beat UNI in MVC opener

The weekend scoreboard is sponsored by COUNTRY Financial Representative Eric Lapan. 

Women’s College Basketball–
Illinois State 66, Northern Iowa 64
–TeTe Maggett recorded a career-high 29 points, Lexi Wallen a career-high 14 points and 8 rebounds as the Redbirds win the Missouri Valley Conference opener and go 6-0 on Doug Collins Court with their seventh straight victory. Pre-season Valley favorite Drake visits Redbird Arena Sunday at 2 p.m.

Boys High School Basketball–
Champaign Central 50, Normal West 41
Decatur MacArthur 60, U-High 51

United States Hockey League–
Central Illinois Flying Aces 3, Omaha Lancers 1

Saturday’s schedule:

Men’s College Basketball–
Evansville at Illinois State, 3 p.m. (Live AM 1230, 93.7 Nash Icon, WJBC.com)
Girls High School Basketball–
Bloomington vs. Dunlap (Galesburg Invitational), 11 a.m.
Normal Community at Champaign Central, 2:30 p.m.
Champaign Centennial at Normal West, 2:30 p.m.
St. Bede at Central Catholic, 2:30 p.m.
Boys High School Basketball–
Normal West vs. Edwardsville (Highland Shootout), 10 a.m.
Bloomington vs. East St. Louis (Highland Shootout), 1 p.m.
Central Catholic vs. Limestone (Clinton Showdown), 6 p.m.
Normal Community vs. Oswego East (St. Joseph-Ogden Shootout), 6 p.m.
United States Hockey League–
Chicago Steel at Central Illinois Flying Aces, 7:07 p.m.

Coaches/athletic directors: Please report scores to Sports Director Greg Halbleib at greg@wjbc.com and @Gregoradio or @SportsWJBC on Twitter, and/or to the IHSA ScoreZone. 

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