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Lady Seahawks improve to 10-1; to play No. 1 Rams today in Sby.

(Jan. 11, 2013) Back-to-back victories this week boosted the Stephen Decatur girls’ basketball team’s record to 10-1.

The Lady Seahawks traveled to Princess Anne on Monday to take on the Washington Jaguars, and they came home with a 58-48 victory.

Decatur secured a three-point lead at the end of the first quarter, and outscored the Jaguars 17-4 in the second to go into the halftime break on top 29-13.

“It was hard for us to get into an offensive rhythm in the first quarter. In the second quarter, we were passing more and penetrating more,” Decatur Coach Amy Fenzel-Mergott said.

The Seahawks looked tired in the second half, which resulted in a handful of errors, Fenzel-Mergott said. Washington netted 15 points in the third quarter and Decatur tallied 10. In the final quarter, the Jaguars outscored the Seahawks 20-19.

“We did some things really well and there were some things we had mental breakdowns with,” Fenzel-Mergott said. “We get up and start to relax. In basketball, you can’t do that because the other team can always come back.”

Senior co-captain Abbey Schorr led Decatur with 31 points and 17 rebounds.

On Tuesday, Decatur hosted the Snow Hill Eagles. Each team donned pink socks for breast cancer awareness. Seahawk senior co-captain Monique Wise also designed T-shirts for her team. Pink heart-shaped balloons, streamers and posters were displayed throughout the gym. Money raised through a 50/50 raffle, a bake sale and a portion of admission will be donated to Women Supporting Women, a local agency that provides support and services for Eastern Shore breast cancer survivors and their families.

The Seahawks were dominant from the tip-off. They led 18-4 at the end of the opening quarter and 33-10 at halftime.

Decatur scored 19 in the third quarter and held Snow Hill to four points. The Seahawks won 69-25.

Schorr (nine rebounds), Wise (six rebounds, three steals) and freshman Dayona Godwin (10 assists) scored 12 points apiece.

“We were running our offense and getting good shots, and we were making our shots,” Fenzel-Mergott said. “The girls were hustling and they did a good job getting the offensive and defensive rebounds. Our defense also did a good job stopping their No. 1 player (ShecQuan Bailey). She only had nine points.”

The Seahawks are scheduled battle the Parkside Rams today, Friday, in Salisbury. The Rams are the top team in the Bayside South Conference, while Decatur is tied with Mardela for second.

Stephen Decatur senior Abbey Schorr takes a shot during Tuesday’s game in Berlin. Schorr had 12 points and nine rebounds in Decatur’s 69-25 victory.
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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