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Lady Mallards fall behind in fourth quarter

(Feb. 6, 2015) The Worcester Prep girls’ basketball team held a slight advantage through three quarters during Wednesday’s game in Georgetown, Del., but the Delmarva Christian Royals pulled ahead late to win 55-42.

“I think they played pretty well. It was a great game,” Prep Coach Simona Holland said.

The visiting Lady Mallards edged out the Royals 11-9 in the first quarter. At the halftime break, Worcester led 25-22. At the end of three quarters, the Berlin squad was on top, 37-35.

“We were leading until the end of the fourth quarter when Delmarva Christian had a 10-point run and we did not score,” Holland said.

The Royals outscored the Mallards 20-5 in the final quarter.

Worcester senior captains Natalie Twilley, Sophie Brennan and Molly Soule scored 13, 12 and six points, respectively.

This was the Prep team’s first game since Jan. 16. Students had a week of semester exams then last week they were on vacation for winter break.

The Mallards have four games remaining in the regular season.

“We will need to get in better shape and work very hard to get back to our game,” Holland said.

The Prep squad will battle the Salisbury Christian Jaguars on the road today, Friday, at 5:30 p.m.

Worcester will face the Saints Peter and Paul Sabres, Feb. 9 and the Salisbury School Dragons, Feb. 11, both in Berlin. The Prep team’s seniors will be honored during the Feb. 11 match.

The Mallards will wrap up the regular season against the Holly Grove Eagles in Westover on Feb. 13.

The Eastern Shore Independent Athletic Conference tournament is scheduled to start Wednesday, Feb. 18, with semifinal action.

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