Southeast pulls away from Mahomet-Seymour in sectional semifinals

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Southeast head coach Lawrence Thomas is now one game away from his second career sectional title. The Spartans also won their sectional in the 2015-16 season. Southeast head coach Lawrence Thomas is now one game away from his second career sectional title. The Spartans also won their sectional in the 2015-16 season.

DECATUR -- Statewide No. 2 Southeast was supposed to have the "easy draw" in the 3A Eisenhower sectional semifinals, while Lanphier and Champaign Central fought tooth-and-nail on the other side of the bracket.

Someone forgot to tell Mahomet-Seymour to put away its teeth and nails.

The Bulldogs came within three points of the Spartans in the fourth quarter, but a late surge gave Southeast the double-digit win it was projected to secure, 59-45.

In doing so, Southeast set up its third meeting of the season with archrival Lanphier in the sectional final on Friday night in Decatur.

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