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Lady Mallards suffer 42-pt. ’embarrassing’ loss to Salis. School

(Jan. 25, 2013) The Worcester Prep girls’ basketball team played a less than stellar last Friday against the Salisbury School Dragons, the top team in the Eastern Shore Independent Athletic Conference.

“It was the worst we played all season, against the best team. We stared the game flat and you can’t afford to do that against good teams,” Prep Coach Page Rogers said after the Lady Mallards’ 59-17 loss at home. “We were totally prepared, we knew who their good players were and the defense they would play, but when we got out on the court to execute, everyone looked shell-shocked. Any kind of basketball knowledge they acquired over the season went out the window.”

Rogers called three timeouts in the first quarter to settle her players and help them reestablish composure, but when they went back on the court, she said, “they looked shell-shocked again.”

The visiting Dragons outscored the Mallards 20-1 in the first quarter. The Mallards improved a bit in the second quarter, scoring 11 points to Salisbury’s 15. The visiting team led 35-12 at the halftime break.

The Dragons tacked on 19 points in the third quarter and limited Worcester to five. Salisbury School logged five more in the fourth quarter and held the Prep squad scoreless.

“They let it get into their heads that Salisbury School is the best in the league, and I think they got scared,” Rogers said. “We’re all pretty embarrassed.”

One positive Rogers took from the game was the Mallards’ foul shooting. The girls were 8-for-12 from the free-throw line.

Rogers also thought senior co-captain Molly Marshall and sophomore Cecily Sass played well. They scored seven and six points, respectively.

Worcester students had midterms this week and are off next week for winter break. The Mallards (9-4) will only have two practices — Feb. 4 and 5 — before their next game, scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 6, against Salisbury School.

 

 

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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