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SD Lady Seahawks try new things and are successful

By Managing Editor, Lisa Capitelli | Jan 18, 2018
Photo by: Lisa Capitelli Stephen Decatur sophomore Sarah Engle shoots over an Arcadia defender during Tuesday’s game in Berlin. She con- tributed eight points and four assists in Decatur’s 59-36 victory.

(Jan. 19, 2018) The Stephen Decatur girls’ basketball team incorporated some new things and it paid off, as the Lady Seahawks won 59-36 over the Arcadia Firebirds on Tuesday in Berlin.

“I think we did really well, coming off last Thursday losing to Parkside by five (47-42),” Decatur Coach Kate Coates said. “I just thought tonight was a really great team win.

“We tired some new things on defense and we tried some new things on offense,” she continued. “Just implementing it less than 24 hours prior to the game, I thought they did a really nice job.”

Decatur led 11-1 at the end of the first quarter. At halftime, the home team was on top, 26-10. After three quarters, the Seahawks held a 45-26 advantage.

“I feel like we were making better passes than we have in the past few games,” Coates said. “We were actually looking to take shots, which is something we’ve been stressing. The fact that the girls were actually looking and wanting to score was good to see.”

Senior Savannah Walton had 16 points and four steals. Senior captain Amya Mumford added 12 points, junior Grace Beres chipped in 10 and sophomore Sarah Engle contributed eight points and four assists.

Decatur will host the Mardela Warriors on Monday at 4 p.m. The next day the Seahawks will travel to Crisfield to play the Crabbers at 5 p.m.

“I think we’re doing well. We were talking before the [Arcadia] game that we have three conference losses, but the total points that we’ve lost by is 14 points,” Coates said. “That comes from missed [easy shots], missed foul shots, turnovers, making bad passes, so if we can just clean up the little things and go back to fundamental team basketball, we should be successful from here on out. I think tonight was the first step moving forward.”

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