Ocean City Today

‘Great team win’ for Decatur; defeats Snow Hill by 40 pts.

By Managing Editor, Lisa Capitelli | Feb 01, 2018

(Feb. 2, 2018) The Stephen Decatur girls’ basketball team took a trip down the road to Snow Hill to play the Eagles on Tuesday and came home with a 60-20 victory.

“After the last few games of losing, this was just what we needed. [It was] a great team win all around,” Decatur Coach Kate Coates said. “The girls did a great job on defense putting the pressure on Snow Hill and getting turnovers. We were moving the ball well offensively and making good shots.”

The Lady Seahawks outscored the Eagles 7-4 in the first quarter. At halftime, Decatur led 32-15, and by the third quarter the Berlin squad had pulled ahead 48-18.

Freshman Jessica Janney had 15 points. Junior Grace Beres chipped in 11 points and sophomore Sarah Engle netted nine. Freshman Mary Mergott contributed eight points.

“We had almost every player score,” Coates said. “Simply put, the girls had fun tonight and it was fun to watch.”

Decatur will face the Mardela Warriors on Monday at 4 p.m. in Mardela Springs. Also next week, the Seahawks will host the Wicomico Indians in Berlin on Thursday at 5:30 p.m.

“The girls have faced adversity this season, but it has also allowed other girls to really step up [including] Sarah Engle,” Coates said. “We must continue to work on our offense, because we are struggling to score and that is a major component of winning. We also just need to focus to taking care of the ball and working on the fundamentals of the game.”

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