Southeastern marches into Class A boys’ basketball state semifinals with 73-51 rout of No. 1-ranked Romulus

Southeastern High, the last remaining Detroit Public School League team in the Michigan High School Athletic Association state basketball tournament, stood tall Tuesday night in trouncing No. 1-ranked Romulus 73-51 in the Class A boys’ quarterfinals before 5,000 fans at the University of Detroit Mercy’s Calihan Hall.
Percy Gibson, a 6-9 senior center, led the way with 14 points, 14 rebounds and six blocks as Southeastern (22-3) advanced into the state semifinals at Michigan State University’s Breslin Center where it will play Bay City Western (24-2) Friday at 2:50 p.m. Southfield (20-5) plays defending Class A champion Kalamazoo Central (23-3) in the 1 p.m. semifinal, with the winners squaring off at 4 p.m. Saturday at the Breslin Center for the state championship.
Coach George Ward’s Jungaleers, who won their first PSL title in 55 years when they defeated Cody in the Big D tournament finale Feb. 18, are two victories from Southeastern’s first state basketball championship since 1926.

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