Ocean City Today

Decatur boys’ squad makes big statement

Coach Johnson: The kids were up for the challenge and they did a great job
By Managing Editor, Lisa Capitelli | Dec 14, 2017

(Dec. 15, 2017) The Stephen Decatur boys’ basketball team made a big statement in the Pocomoke Warriors’ gym Tuesday night, winning 94-59 over its opponent.

“It was a big win. It felt like a statement game to go into Pocomoke and win by that much,” Decatur Coach BJ Johnson said. “It’s always a difficult place for us to play. It’s a tough atmosphere. The [Pocomoke] kids play well at home so when you go down there and win like that, hats off to our kids.”

Decatur outscored Pocomoke 20-13 in the first quarter. At halftime, the Seahawks led 37-24.

“We came out really strong,” Johnson said. “The kids were up for the challenge and they did a great job.”

The Berlin squad had a productive second half. Decatur put 30 points on the board in the third quarter and 27 in the fourth. The Seahawks held the Warriors to 22 in the third and 13 in the fourth.

“We were very consistent. We just never gave up,” Johnson said. “These kids were pretty focused throughout the whole game.”

Senior captain Kevon Voyles led Decatur with a career-high 35 points. He also had 10 rebounds, five assists and three steals.

Senior John Taylor chipped in with 23 points and seven assists. Sophomore Churchill Bounds added 14 points and four rebounds. Freshman Zion Shockley pulled down 10 rebounds and scored five points.

“Our defense was really good and our transition offense I thought we executed well. We were able to get easy transition baskets,” Johnson said.

Decatur will take a trip down the road to battle the Snow Hill Eagles on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m.

“The kids are doing what we ask them to do,” Johnson said. “We can still improve on our offense. It’s going to take some time. We’re doing well defense transitioning into offense and getting quick, easy layups. We need to get a little better at our half-court offense.”

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