(Feb. 15, 2019) When the Stephen Decatur and Wicomico girls’ basketball teams went head-to-head on Jan. 8 in Berlin, the visiting Lady Indians won, 40-33. This week, it was the Decatur squad that came out on top on Wicomico’s home court in Salisbury.
“Our team defense was fantastic tonight,” Decatur Coach Scott Kurtz said after his team’s 45-39 victory on Tuesday. “Every shot was contested, we passed well, minimized turnovers and made our free throws.”
The score was tied 10-10 at the end of the first quarter. At halftime, the Lady Seahawks held a 21-19 advantage. Decatur added 12 points in the third quarter and limited Wicomico to eight to pull ahead 33-27.
The key to success during the teams’ second matchup of the season was limiting turnovers, staying calm and tight team defense, Kurtz said. The victory was “huge” for Decatur, he added.
“They only had three losses in the section, so [it’s a] big win, for sure,” Kurtz said.
Freshman Nadia Bullock led Decatur with 20 points and 10 rebounds. Sophomore Jessica Janney chipped in with seven points and five rebounds. Senior captain Grace Beres added six points and 10 rebounds.
Decatur has two regular-season games remaining. The Seahawks will host the North Caroline Bulldogs on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m., then the Mardela Warriors on Thursday at 4 p.m. in Berlin.
“The girls are playing good, unselfish team basketball. [It’s] a lot of fun to watch,” Kurtz said.