Lady Seahawks ‘keeping our eyes on the prize,’ coach says

Lady Seahawks ‘keeping our eyes on the prize,’ coach says

(Feb. 6 2015) Even with some players sidelined due to injuries, the Stephen Decatur girls’ basketball team outscored the Crisfield Crabbers 73-20 on Tuesday night.

“We have injuries – Lexie [VanKirk] has a concussion [and] Marina [Jones] has a hurt knee – so it was concerning going in not 100 percent,” Decatur Coach Amy Fenzel-Mergott said. “Even so, we wanted to work on things to improve our game like good defense and having a variety on offense.”

The visiting Lady Seahawks scored 27 points in the first quarter and held the Crabbers to five. At halftime, Decatur led 43-7. After three quarters the Berlin squad boosted its advantage to 60-10.

Overall, Fenzel-Mergott thought the Seahawks played “very well.”

“Offensively especially. We were 85 percent [five-for-six] from the line. We also shot really well from the floor and passed the ball well,” Fenzel-Mergott said.

Junior Dayona Godwin tallied 25 points, five rebounds, seven assists and six steals. Amya Mumford, a freshman, chipped in with 15 points, eight rebounds and two blocks. Senior Payton VanKirk logged 11 points.

Decatur has five regular season games left. The first is against the Snow Hill Eagles on the road Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. The Seahawks will play the James M. Bennett Clippers two days later in Salisbury, then the Washington Jaguars away on Feb. 13 at 4 p.m. They will host the Kent Island Buccaneers on Feb. 17 and the Parkside Rams on Feb. 19. Matches are set to begin at 5:30 p.m.

“We are working hard and keeping our eyes on the prize,” Fenzel-Mergott said.

The Seahawks are hoping to earn a spot in the Feb. 25 Bayside Conference championship game.

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