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Morton escapes Monroe in thriller
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PEORIA, Ill. - In its biggest test of the season, the Monroe girls basketball team lost a thriller in the final seconds to Morton, Illinois, 58-57 Saturday at Illinois Central College. With Monroe leading by one point, Morton, which has won three straight Class 3A state championships in Illinois, had sophomore Lindsey Dullard score on a layup off an inbounds play, with eight seconds to go to give the Potters a 58-57 lead over the Cheesemakers. Without a timeout left, the Cheesemakers looked to push the ball up the court quick but were called for traveling with 0.1 seconds to go.