BLOOMINGTON, Ill.- Tyra Buss reached the finals of the 3-point showdown by hitting 13-of-15 shots in the first round Thursday at Redbird Arena.

Buss had the highest score of the 32 finalists who advanced from sectionals around the state. The final four players will shoot for the championship Friday (tonight) at 8:15 p.m.

Corrie Reiley of Prophetstown finished second in the prelims with 12 baskets, one better than Devin Curry of Watseka’s total of 11.

Three players hat a shootoff for the last spot in the finals, with Afton Nelson of Greenville outlasting Flora’s Brook Bayles and Meredith Epley of Pana.