Semifinals set for Macon County Tournament; Lincoln, Monticello pick up wins

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Warrensburg-Latham head coach Vic Binkley and the No. 3 seed Cardinals will play No. 2 seed Central A&M in the Macon County Tournament semifinals on Thursday at 7 p.m. in Cerro Gordo. Warrensburg-Latham head coach Vic Binkley and the No. 3 seed Cardinals will play No. 2 seed Central A&M in the Macon County Tournament semifinals on Thursday at 7 p.m. in Cerro Gordo.

Seeding for early-season basketball tournaments can be as precise as shuffling a deck of cards and hoping they're in the right order, but the organizers of the Macon County Boys' Basketball Tournament are 4-for-4.

No. 1 seed St. Teresa, No. 2 seed Central A&M, No. 3 seed Warrensburg-Latham and No. 4 seed Meridian all advanced in Monday and Tuesday's quarterfinal play, a chalky Final Four that promises to produce quality basketball in the final two rounds.

On Tuesday night, Central A&M ran past host Cerro Gordo-Bement 76-26 and Warrensburg-Latham knocked off Maroa-Forsyth 61-40.

St. Teresa will play Meridian at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday night, while Central A&M and Warrensburg-Latham are set for a 7:00 p.m. tipoff in the other semifinal.

Other games from around the area included Lincoln running past Mattoon 62-33 and Monticello rolling Auburn 60-23.

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