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Seahawks lose to Warriors, but earn win over Crabbers

By Managing Editor, Lisa Capitelli | Jan 25, 2018
Photo by: Lisa Capitelli Stephen Decatur freshman Jessica Janney takes a shot during Monday’s game against Mardela in Berlin. She scored four points in Decatur’s 46-31 loss.

(Jan. 26, 2018) After losing to the Mardela Warriors, 46-31, on Monday in Berlin, the Stephen Decatur girls’ basketball team bounced back the next day in Crisfield, topping the Crabbers, 40-36.

“The girls had a slow start, but once they settled into the game our shots started falling,” Decatur Assistant Coach Brittany Tracy said following Tuesday’s match against Crisfield. She was filling in for Head Coach Kate Coates who was sick. “They played as a united team and made unselfish passes, and play like that led to the win.”

Decatur outscored Crisfield 12-5 in the first quarter. At halftime, the Lady Seahawks led 19-8. At the end of the third quarter, the Berlin squad was ahead 29-15.

“The first few minutes of the game were sloppy as the girls were making some projected passes,” Tracy said. “Once the girls realized they were playing us man [defense], our guards took the lead, called our plays and executed.”

Freshman Jessica Janney led Decatur with 18 points and 15 rebounds. Sophomore Sarah Engle chipped in eight points and had five steals and six assists.

Decatur will travel to Salisbury on Monday to play the Wicomico Indians at 4:30 p.m. The next day, the Seahawks will take a trip down the road to face the Snow Hill Eagles at 5 p.m.

“We need to pull together like we did [against Crisfield], take our shots when we’re open, help and hedge on defense, and continue to play for each other,” Tracy said. “We have some new offenses ready for our rematches [coming up] that we are excited to see implemented.”


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