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Decatur tops Snow Hill and Saint Michaels

(Feb. 15, 2013) The Stephen Decatur boys’ basketball team last Friday hosted its Worcester County rival, the Snow Hill Eagles, on its own Senior Night and walked away with a demanding 76-37 victory.

The home team started off strong, scoring 17 points in the first quarter, while Show Hill tallied eight. At halftime, Decatur led 36-16.

The Seahawks outscored the Eagles 21-8 in the third quarter.

“The kids played very well. I was pleased,” said Coach Mark Engle.

Captain Jesse Engle, who was honored with his fellow seniors before tip-off, recorded 17 points and eight assists. Junior PJ Copes had 16 points. Senior Collin Macomber and junior Tyler Hunter (10 rebounds) logged 12 points apiece.

On Tuesday in Saint Michaels, the Seahawks topped the Saints 83-37.

The visitors scored 22 points in the first quarter and held the Saints to five. Decatur led at halftime 36-21.

The Seahawks scored 27 points in the third and 20 in the fourth, while the home team netted seven and nine, respectively.

Engle was Decatur’s top producer with 27 points, 11 assists and seven rebounds. Copes had 16 points and senior captain Dimir Andrews contributed 12 points and 10 assists.

“We stayed focused and we worked hard,” Coach Engle said. “Our defense was pretty solid and on offense we moved the ball pretty well.”

Decatur’s final game is on the road Saturday against the Indian River Indians.

The draw for seeding the in the 3A East Regional tournament bracket is scheduled for Sunday. Playoff action will kick off Feb. 22 or 23.

“I think we’re coming along very well. We’re right were we need to be,” Engle said. “All that matters now is what we do from here on out.”

Three Snow Hill players watch Stephen Decatur senior Collin Macomber soar to the basket during last Friday’s game in Berlin. Macomber netted 12 points in Decatur’s 76-37 Senior Night victory.
Lisa Capitelli, Ocean City Today
Lisa Capitelli, Ocean City Today
Managing Editor Lisa Capitelli, a New York native, entered Salisbury University (then Salisbury State) in the fall of 1998 and graduated in the spring of 2002 with a Bachelors of Arts degree. She majored in communication arts, and minored in art, with concentration on photography. Lisa began her career at Ocean City Today as a staff writer in February 2003. She was promoted to Assistant Editor in August 2011 and Managing Editor in May, 2013. Editorial responsibilities include covering sports — from local high school games, to fishing tournaments and recreation and park programs, the business community and weekly happenings, events and activities.

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