(Dec. 13, 2019) The Stephen Decatur girls’ basketball team’s stellar defense helped the Lady Seahawks come out on top, 52-16, over the Snow Hill Eagles on Tuesday in Snow Hill.

“Our pressure defense was pretty strong,” said Decatur Coach Scott Kurtz. “We had a nice first-half lead and we were able to work a lot on our offensive and defensive sets.”

Decatur led 20-3 at the end of the first quarter. At halftime, the Seahawks were up, 37-5.

By the third quarter, the Berlin squad had pulled ahead, 44-11.

“All of the girls played and did well,” Kurtz said. “We focused on really taking care of the basketball, slowing down the offense and amping up the defense.”

Four players scored double digits. Junior Jessica Janney led the charge with 14 points and seven rebounds. She also had four blocks and three steals.

Freshman Mayah Garner chipped in with 11 points, six rebounds and four blocks.

Senior captain Sarah Engle scored 10 points and had five assists. Sophomore Nadia Bullock added 10 points and had four steals.

“We’ve got some offensive firepower this year,” Kurtz said. “It will be fun to watch.”

Decatur will take a trip to Crisfield on Tuesday to battle the Crabbers at 4 p.m.

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