Posted On: 02/2/19 10:51 AM

Dee-Mack had Fieldcrest buried in the first half but the Knights were resilient to make a game of it. In turn, the Chiefs showed their own resiliency to hold off the Knights and tie a school record in wins (18) with the 1991-92 team.

The Chiefs escaped with a 57-49 win over Heart of Illinois-rival Fieldcrest in the first of a girls/boys doubleheader.

It took the Knights 10 minutes to connect on their first field goal, which allowed Dee-Mack to gain a 28-6 advantage. But foul trouble on the Chiefs allowed Fieldcrest to get back in the game. It was 32-21 by halftime, then the lead was cut to 45-37 in the third quarter.

In front of a mostly packed gymnasium where late-arriving fans wouldn’t have known it was heading for a blowout earl

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