Ocean City Today

Coach Johnson pleased with second unit’s performance

By Managing Editor, Lisa Capitelli | Feb 08, 2018
Photo by: Lisa Capitelli Stephen Decatur sophomore Churchill Bounds dunks the ball during Monday’s game against Mardela in Berlin. He led the team with 17 points. Decatur won 78-34.

(Feb. 9, 2018) All members of the Stephen Decatur boys’ basketball team contributed in the 78-34 victory over the Mardela Warriors on Monday in Berlin.

“Overall, it was a good win,” Decatur Coach BJ Johnson said. “They shared the ball extremely well, which was good.”

Decatur led 22-9 at the end of the first quarter, and at halftime the Seahawks held a 42-22 advantage. After three quarters, the home team was ahead 60-26.

“We were able to get some of our second unit that doesn’t play much a lot of time,” Johnson said. “They did play well. They got after it and did some really good things. I was very pleased.”

Sophomore Churchill Bounds scored 17 points and had four blocks and four rebounds to lead Decatur.

“Churchill got off to a really good start,” Johnson said. “We were able to get the ball inside to him and use his height advantage.”

Senior captain Kevon Voyles contributed 13 points, seven assists and two steals. Freshman Zion Shockley chipped in 12 points and pulled down six rebounds.

Decatur has three regular-season games remaining. The Seahawks will host the James M. Bennett Clippers on Monday, followed by the Saint Michaels Saints on Tuesday. Both games are slated to begin at 5:30 p.m.

For the final game, they will take a trip to Salisbury to play the Parkside Rams on Thursday, Feb. 15 at 5:30 p.m.

“If we rebound, play good defense and make good decisions on offense, we’ll be in good shape,” Johnson said.


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