(Dec. 13, 2019) The Stephen Decatur boys’ basketball team outscored its Worcester County rival, the Snow Hill Eagles, 62-50, on Tuesday in Berlin.

“We got off to a slow start, I think because it’s always a rivalry between us and Snow Hill,” said Decatur Coach BJ Johnson. “Once we found our rhythm, we started to play better.”

The first two minutes of the game were scoreless. Then, Decatur went on a 6-0 run. The Seahawks led 14-10 at the end of the first quarter.

Decatur scored 16 points in the second quarter and held Snow Hill to eight. The home team went into the halftime break with a 30-18 advantage.

After three quarters, the Seahawks led 42-30.

“Defensively, our game plan worked. I thought our kids executed. I think offensively, we’ve got to be better,” Johnson said. “We had a good lead at halftime and that gave us some cushion. Snow Hill went on a run, but we were able to withstand it and finish the game strong.”

Senior captain Drew Haueisen led Decatur with 21 points and 18 rebounds. Senior DaCameron McAfee chipped in with 14 points and 10 rebounds.

Senior Theo Hobbs netted 13 points and senior Gabe Aluma had 10 points and eight rebounds.

Johnson praised the play of seniors Antonio Collins and Jalen Planter.

“They played a great game of taking care of the ball,” Johnson said of the pair.

Decatur will host the Crisfield Crabbers on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m.

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