Wednesday scoreboard, Thursday schedule

Scoreboards are sponsored by COUNTRY Financial Representative Eric Lapan

WEDNESDAY:

Women’s College Basketball (exhibition):
Illinois State 89, Lindenwood 61

Women’s College Soccer:
Illinois Wesleyan 4, Millikin 1

Women’s College Volleyball:
Illinois Wesleyan def. Elmhurst 25-20, 13-25, 25-19, 25-27, 15-11

THURSDAY: 

LIVE ON WJBC-AM 1230:
Brock Spack Show, 6 p.m.
NFL–San Francisco 49ers at Arizona Cardinals, 7 p.m.

Women’s College Soccer:
Drake at Illinois State (at Corn Crib), 4 p.m.

Girls High School Volleyball:
Class 2A Regional Championship at Clinton–Tri-Valley vs. Pleasant Plains, 6 p.m.
Class 2A Regional Championship at Mackinaw–Illinois Valley Central vs. Deer Creek-Mackinaw, 6 p.m.
Class 2A Regional Championship at Pontiac–El Paso-Gridley vs. Pontiac, 6 p.m.
Class 3A Regional Championship at U-High–Bloomington vs. U-High, 6 p.m.
Class 4A Regional Championship at Pekin–Moline vs. Normal Community, 6 p.m.

Sports Director Greg Halbleib can be reached at greg@wjbc.com. 

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