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No. 2 Southeast Rules Against Urbana

12/9/18

Southeast has another running clock t cruise past Urbana 83-40. Southeast improved to 6-1 as Guard Stepheon Sims led four players in double figures with 16 points. Herb McMath finished with 14 points, and Anthony Fairlee had 13 before fouling out in the third period.

Spartan Get Win Over Eisenhower

12/8/18

The Spartans faced an ugly crowd and a whistling-fested game but came out with the win over Decatur Eisenhower, 84-53. Stepheon Sims sparked a 10-0 run early in the game. Terrion Murdix led with 22 points while Anthony Fairlee finished with 18 points and two dunks.

Spartans Get Running Clock Win

12/4/18

Congratulations to the boys' varsity team for their 73-36 win over Lanpher last night. Deon Mathews connected on four of six 3-pointers and was 6 for 6 at the free throw line for a game high of 18 points.

SSHS Boys' Basketball Win Over SHG

12/5/17

Southeast secured a 64-55 victory over SHG at Belz Gymnasium. Both teams struggled, combining to miss 74 shots, including 36 missed 3 point attempts and 49 fouls.

The Spartans are 4-1 and 2-0 in the CS8.

Southeast Boys' Basketball Defeats Decatur Eisenhower

12/2/17

During the fifth of six games in the Springfield Clinic Sports Medicine/SportsRadio 1450 Showcase Saturday, Southeast won 76-58 against Decatur Eisenhower. Kobe Medley, Anthony Fairlee and Terrion Murdix combined for 47 points and 21 rebounds.

Southeast Boys' Basketball Team Grab Consolation Title

November 27, 2017

Congratulations to the Spartan basketball team for taking the consolation title at the Decatur Team Soy Capital Turkey Tournament at Stephen Decatur Middle School on Saturday.

The Spartans defeated Harvey Thornton 76-44 for the win. To get there, the Spartans beat Peoria Central in the semifinals 77-38 after losing their first game to Champaign Central in overtime, 68-61.

Way to start the season Spartans!


Southeast beats Lanphier in overtime to claim City Tournament Title

It might have been Xavier Bishop’s night, but it was Southeast High School’s City Tournament.

After giving up a regulation lead and letting Lanphier force overtime, the second-seeded Spartans took control in the extra period to beat No. 1 Lanphier 79-74 at the Prairie Capital Convention Center on Saturday.

“We felt disrespected,” Southeast freshman forward Anthony Fairlee said.

“Everybody thought Lanphier was going to get it. We were like, ‘No. We’re going to draw the line in the sand and stop them right there.'

“I bet you they had the cake and the T-shirts printed out already thinking they were going to win.”

It is the fourth outright City Tournament title for coach Lawrence Thomas, who started coaching the Spartans in the 2008-09 season. It’s the 22nd tournament championship for Southeast; 14 have been outright.


Read the complete article: http://www.sj-r.com/article/20160123/SPORTS

Southeast vs SHS

December 11, 2014   12 photos
Tuesday Dec. 9, 2014. Ted Schurter/The State Journal-Register

Capital City Showcase

December 8, 2014   11 photos
Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014. Ted Schurter/The State Journal-Register
Southeast Boys' Basketball Team Out-Toughed by Peoria Central

Southeast High School scored 13 points in the first 5 minutes 24 seconds Saturday afternoon against Peoria Central in the consolation title game of the Team Soy Capital Decatur Turkey Tournament.

The Spartans managed 22 points in the remaining 26 minutes of a 40-35 loss.
What happened?

“Toughness happened,” Southeast coach Lawrence Thomas said as his team dropped to 1-2.

“When you have 13 points with 2 minutes to go in the first quarter and you finish with 35 ... I think we can play a lot harder. They played harder than then us.
“I got outcoached. Our players got outplayed. As a coach I have to help them figure it out.”

The Spartans led 13-4 when reserve Mark Johnson nailed a jump shot with 2:36 left in the first quarter. Johnson had taken the place of Trevyon Williams, who picked up two quick fouls and didn’t return until the third quarter.

With Williams on the bench, the Spartans struggled even though they didn’t surrender the lead for good until the second of Kyree Anderson’s three straight inside baskets with 4:30 left in the game put Peoria Central ahead 31-30.

“We never could get our rhythm after (Williams’ second foul),” Thomas said. “Their kids really played hard.”

The Spartans got the lead up to 15-4 when B.J. Hill scored the first basket of the second quarter, and Southeast led by six at halftime. Peoria Central got to within 20-19 midway through the third quarter, but the Spartans went on a 6-0 run to remain in control.

“We got close and continued to make mistakes,” Peoria Central coach Danny Ruffin said as his team equaled its win total from 2013-14.

Southeast led 28-27 entering the fourth quarter, but a 6-2 Peoria Central run put the Lions ahead to stay.

“We were 2-20-something last year and we’re playing the same kids,” Ruffin said. “They are making big strides, but there’s a lot of room for improvement.”

Chris Daniels led the Lions, who shot just 36.4 percent from the floor, with 11 points, and DeMonte Sims and Shane Maple each had nine. Isaiah Walton had 10 for the Spartans, who shot just 30.8 percent for the game and 25.6 percent over the final three periods.

“I think we need to get much tougher slash stronger with the ball,” Thomas said. “We’ve got to be able to play through contact and expect not to (have a foul) called.”

Read more: http://www.sj-r.com/article/20141129/Sports/141129483#ixzz3KeqyzPp0

Southeast Boys' Varsity Basketball Makes 11 3-Pointers to Beat East St. Louis

Long-distance shooting and a strong fourth quarter carried Southeast High School to a 56-52 win over East St. Louis in a consolation semifinal game Friday at the Team Soy Decatur Thanksgiving Tournament.

The Spartans finished with 11 3-pointers. Trevyon Williams hit three 3-pointers in the final quarter, while Southeast teammate Mark Johnson scored all nine of his points in the fourth.

Williams and D’Angelo Hughes finished with three 3-pointers apiece. Hughes scored 14 points and had five assists. Williams scored 11 points.

Southeast’s Darius Ousley and Harrison Devoe grabbed eight rebounds apiece.
Jeremiah Tilman was the only East St. Louis player in double figures. He had 16 points.

Southeast meets Peoria Central Saturday in the consolation championship game at 2:30 p.m.


Read more: http://www.sj-r.com/article/20141129/Sports/141129503#ixzz3KSc5NAQQ

Boys' Varsity Basketball Results (Decatur Thanksgiving Tourney)

DECATUR, IL
Decatur MacArthur’s round-the-clock defensive pressure finally wore down Southeast on Tuesday night as the Generals pulled away late for a 71-65 victory in a quarterfinal at the Team Soy Capitol Decatur Turkey Tournament.

Southeast committed 18 turnovers, including two back-to-back miscues in the fourth quarter that helped send MacArthur to the win.

“We have to value the ball,” Spartans coach Lawrence Thomas said. “Too many times, we just came down and didn’t get a good shot up, or didn’t get any shot up.”

Junior D’Angelo Hughes led the Spartans with 20 points, and sophomore Mark Johnson added 17 off the bench for Southeast.

The Spartans trailed most of the first half until Hughes gave Southeast a 31-29 lead at the break with a late 3-pointer. The game was tied going into the fourth quarter.

Southeast (0-1) will take on the Flyers at 1 p.m. Friday in a consolation semifinal.

Read more: http://www.sj-r.com/article/20141125/News/141129643#ixzz3KHcQS0F2

Thank you

October 14, 2014   1 photo
The Southeast High School Boys Basketball team and coaching staff would like to thank all of you who came out on Saturday to our BBQ. We truly appreciate the support of our students, faculty and staff, as well as our Eastside friends and families.

8th Annual Boys Basketball Barbecue Dinner Fundraiser

8th Annual Boys Basketball Barbecue Rib/Chicken Dinner Fundraiser, dinner includes baked beans and potato salad. Desserts and Soda sold separately.
Where: Southeast High School (Taylor Street Lobby)
When: Saturday, October 4, 2014 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
Tickets: $10. Can be purchased in advance from the SSHS Boys Basketball Team or Coach Thomas.