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Lady Seahawks shoot ‘unbelievably’

(Feb. 15, 2013) The Stephen Decatur girls’ basketball team trailed its Worcester County rival, the Snow Hill Eagles, in the first half of last Friday’s game, but the Seahawks pulled away in the second half to win 72-61.

“Snow Hill came out and played really hard, so we had our hands full. And our shots weren’t falling, as well,” Decatur Coach Amy Fenzel-Mergott said of the first half. The Eagles led 15-14 at the end of the first quarter and 32-30 at the halftime break.

Senior captain Abbey Schorr, the team’s leading scorer, had two fouls in the first half, so Fenzel-Mergott kept her on the bench so she wouldn’t foul out. She had eight points in the first half.

Decatur outscored Snow Hill 22-16 in the third quarter and 20-13 in the fourth to secure the victory on the road.

“Abbey turned it on in the second half,” Fenzel-Mergott said. She finished the game with 32 points and pulled down 11 rebounds.

Fenzel-Mergott also praised freshman Dayona Godwin’s performance.

“She played amazing. She hustled and got so many rebounds,” the coach said.

Godwin scored 23 points and had 16 rebounds.

“We played really well. We did a lot of things well,” Fenzel-Mergott said of the Lady Seahawks’ overall efforts.

On Tuesday in Berlin, Decatur dominated the Saint Michaels Saints, winning the game 94-7 on Senior Night. The senior Seahawks were honored during halftime.

The Seahawks put 31 points on the board in the first quarter and limited the visiting team to two. Decatur netted 20 points in the second and held the Saints scoreless.

The Berlin squad logged 22 points in the third quarter and 19 in the fourth, while Saint Michaels scored two and three, respectively.

“We couldn’t miss. We shot unbelievably,” Fenzel-Mergott said. “We tried to work the ball around and almost every shot we took went in.”

Schorr led Decatur with 33 points and 13 rebounds. Sophomore Payton Van Kirk chipped in with 16 points.

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

The draw for seeding in the 3A East Regional playoff tournament is scheduled for Sunday. The first round of competition will be Feb. 22 or 23.

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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