Prophetstown's Cassie Reiley just misses Queen of the Hill shot in 3-Point Showdown


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Posted Online: Feb. 22, 2013, 6:21 pm
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By Terry Duckett, tduckett@qconline.com
A decade after former Prophetstown girls' basketball standout Megan Stralow made her mark as the Class A Three-Point Showdown state champion, a current Lady Prophet star almost matched her accomplishment.

Senior pointguard Cassie Reiley emerged from Thursday's Country Financial Three-Point Showdown preliminaries by making 11 of 15 3-ball attempts, tops among all Class 1A shooters and earning her a spot in Friday's 1A finals. However, Reiley's bid to compete in the Mar. 2 "Queen of the Hill'' competition was denied as she took third out of four shooters Friday in Normal.

Reiley bagged seven of her 15 attempts, three behind the duo of Arlington Heights Christian Life's Jessica Moriarity -- the reigning 1A champion -- and Glasford Illini Bluffs' Taylor McClintock, who each nailed 10 treys to force a shootout, won 6-5 by Moriarity.

The Prophetstown star was the lone area shooter to make it out of either the 1A or 2A preliminaries into Friday's finals. Other 1A shooters eliminated on Thursday were Reiley's sophomore teammate Heather Strike and Ridgewood junior Ashley Collins, who each hit seven 3-balls. In 2A, Sherrard's Carly Adams (7), Rockridge's Cheyenne Bowman (6) and Morrison's Chelsea Eads (6) all missed out on a finals' berth.

-- Sportswriter Terry Duckett


















 



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