Lanphier looked in control early at Normal U-High Tuesday night. They were up 13-5 after the first quarter as they were forcing turnovers and getting points off those turnovers. From there, however, U-High answered them blow for blow. A sharpshooting second quarter gave the Pioneers a 23-21 lead going into halftime as the two teams traded buckets all the way into overtime, with the Lions edging out a 58-55 victory thanks to a Stanley Morgan three and a late Karl Wright block.
Cardell McGee had 21 points and eight rebounds for the Lions. Mark Widdel and Alex Wood had 13 apiece for the Pioneers in the loss.