(Feb. 7, 2020) After the Stephen Decatur girls’ basketball team captured the Battle of the Boarder plaque, the boys’ squad also took home the award for its victory over the Indian River Indians on Tuesday in Dagsboro, Delaware.
Decatur had a big first quarter, putting 24 points on the board, and holding it opponent to six. At halftime, the Seahawks led, 45-20.
“Our guys did a good job defensively. Our defensive pressure bothered them and our kids were able to make shots,” said Decatur Coach BJ Johnson. “We put the pressure on them, we caused them to turn the ball over and we were able to convert on some easy shots.”
By the end of the third quarter, Decatur had pulled ahead, 61-29. The Seahawks won the Battle of the Boarder game, 73-36.
Senior captain Drew Haueisen led the team with 35 points and 19 rebounds. He scored 26 in the first half. Junior Koby Higgins chipped in with 10 points and nine rebounds.
“They played extremely well,” Johnson said. “Nearly everyone contributed scoring-wise. It was a fun game for everybody.”
Eight of the nine Seahawks who played, scored, Johnson said.
“We’re living up to expectations,” Johnson said. “We’re beating teams I thought we should beat … We’re building going into the playoffs.”
Decatur will travel to Centreville to play the Queen Anne’s Lions on Monday at 6:30 p.m. The Seahawks will then head to Mardela Springs on Tuesday to battle the Mardela Warriors at 5:30 p.m.