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Basketball

Sycamore's Gilbert advances to Three-Point Showdown finals

Sycamore's Bailey Gilbert advanced to the finals of the IHSA Class 3A Three-Point Showdown on Thursday at Redbird Arena in Normal.

Gilbert knocked down eight 3-pointers out of 15 attempts in the preliminary round, placing third among the 32 qualifiers.

Pontiac's Kelsey Walsberg, Morton's Emma Heisler and Canton's Mariah Hedges also advanced to Friday's Class 3A finals, which will start at 1:45 p.m.

Gilbert made 95 3-pointers during the season over 29 games for Sycamore. The junior guard shot 41 percent from beyond the arc to lead the Spartans, who won their first regional championship since 2003.

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