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Simeon wins sectional championship, ends H-F season

The Homewood Flossmoor’s Vikings season came to a sour ending Friday night after losing to Simeon 58-43 in the Class 4A sectional championship game. 

  H-F senior forward Maurion Scott attempts steal the
  inbound pass early in the fourth quarter during the 
  Vikings’ loss against Simeon in the Class 4A
  Eisenhower Sectional championship.

  (Donald Crocker/H-F Chronicle)
 

The Homewood Flossmoor’s Vikings season came to a sour ending Friday night after losing to Simeon 58-43 in the Class 4A sectional championship game. 

 
The Vikings had a hot start to the game as they led the Wolverines by as many as six during the second quarter. 
 
After back to back threes from Simeon, that lead quickly diminished, and they went into halftime tied at 20. 
 
Simeon senior forward Jeremiah Stamps made a hard foul on Issac Stanback about halfway through the third quarter. This led to Maurion Scott making one out of two free throws for the Vikings as Stamps was called for a technical foul.  
 
  H-F senior guard Trace
  Williams goes up for a layup
  in the second quarter.
  Williams chipped in 12 points
  in the losing effort.

  (Donald Crocker/
  H-F Chronicle) 
 

After the free throw, the Vikings were only down by one. And that’s when the momentum began to shift.

 
“In that three or four minute stretch, they made a lot of shots and we just didn’t come away with anything when we came back at them,” Vikings Head Coach Marc Condotti  said. “We had shots, they didn’t go down. They had shots, they went down.”
 
Simeon ended the third quarter with a score of 42-28 thanks to a 15-2 run. The Wolverines never looked back. 
 
Sophomore Ahamed Bynum led Simeon with three 3-pointers in the third quarter alone. 
 
“Simeon, they’re a really good team. We were just missing shots. We were taking good shots, but they just weren’t falling,” senior guard Oscar Parrish III said. 
 
Even though they were down for a majority of the quarter, junior guard Brandon Brewer came in and gave the Vikings a spark off the bench with the hopes of willing the team to a comeback. 
 
This wasn’t the way senior guard Damen Trice Jr. wanted to end the season but he isn’t disappointed in the team.
 
“We improved from last year when we lost against Marist at Thornton until now. So I can’t even really be sad. I’m really proud of everybody,” Trice said.

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