(Feb. 28, 2020) The Stephen Decatur girls’ basketball team earned the No. 3 seed in Region II of the 3A South and will host the sixth-seeded Northeast Eagles of Anne Arundel, today, Friday, at 5:30 p.m.
“It’s nice to have a home game and play in a familiar gym,” said Decatur Coach Scott Kurtz.
The Lady Seahawks finished the regular season with a 14-6 record, while the Eagles come into the game 5-14.
Kurtz is hoping to have sophomore Nadia Bullock back for the playoffs. She has been sidelined the last few weeks with a foot injury.
“Not having her the last couple games has been difficult. The other girls have had to take on bigger roles,” he said. “She does a lot – she averages 13 points per game, eight rebounds, she gets steals.”
Bullock returned to practice midweek and if all goes well, she will take the court tonight.
Kurtz said the Seahawks need to use their speed and make the other team uncomfortable with their defensive play.
Decatur has several defensive options and the coaching staff will chose what will work best against Northeast.
“Defense hasn’t been the problem this year, the problem is getting the ball in the basket,” Kurtz said.
They have been working on fine-tuning their offensive sets and “tightening up the ship and checking all the nuts and bolts to give us the best chance” to be successful.
“I think we can match guard play with pretty much any team. It will come down to if our forwards can outplaying their forwards,” Kurtz said. “If our effort matches our talent we can win the region. We would like to get the seniors a few more games.”