(Feb. 28, 2020) The Stephen Decatur boys’ basketball team received the No. 3 seed in the 3A South Region II bracket and will host the sixth-seeded Chesapeake Cougars of Anne Arundel, tonight, Friday, at 7 p.m.

Decatur Coach BJ Johnson said the key to success will be taking care of the ball/minimizing mistakes, rebounding and solid defense.

“Defense wins championships,” he said.

Johnson was pleased with how the regular season ended, with the Seahawks winning their last five of seven games.

“We finished on a good note,” he said. “We finished strong down the stretch.”

Johnson said the team took a few days off for some much-needed rest after its final game. The Seahawks were back in the gym this week preparing for playoffs.

“It was nice to get some rest. Now they’ll be hungry to get out and play again,” he said.

Decatur is 12-8 going into its game against Chesapeake, who finished the regular season with a 5-15 record.

Being able to play on their home court is an advantage, Johnson said.

“It’s good for the fans and it’s good for the kids,” he said.

The boys are excited for the post-season, he added, especially the seniors.

“They understand it’s their last hurrah,” he said. “I tell the kids, if we do what we’re supposed to do, then we’ll be OK. If they come out with energy, they’ll advances as far as they can go.”

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