Decatur girls’ basketball team takes down SH, 61-22

(Fab. 13, 2015) The Stephen Decatur girls’ basketball team cruised pasted another Bayside Conference opponent, winning Tuesday night’s game against the Snow Hill Eagles, 61-22.

“Overall we played well. Snow Hill is very physical and they always play tough in their gym,” Decatur Coach Amy Fenzel-Mergott said. “We did a lot of good things on offense and had a variety of scoring. Also, we were 63 percent from the free-throw line [which is] decent.”

The visiting Lady Seahawks outscored the Eagles 15-5 in the first quarter. They tacked on 19 points in the second quarter and held Snow Hill to five to go into the halftime break ahead 34-10.

Decatur added 14 points in the third quarter to increase its advantage to 48-12.

Junior Dayona Godwin led the Seahawks with 19 points. Senior Payton VanKirk chipped in with nine points. Marina Jones, a senior captain, logged nine points and nine rebounds. Senior Blair Yesko had seven points, including a three pointer in the fourth quarter.

Decatur has three regular season games remaining. The Seahawks will play the Washington Jaguars in Princess Anne today, Friday, at 4 p.m. They will host the Kent Island Buccaneers on Tuesday and the Parkside Rams on Thursday. Both games are scheduled to start at 5:30 p.m.

To be successful, Fenzel-Mergott said the Seahawks need to “improve on our weaknesses, rebounding especially; improve on our foul shooting [and] improve our field goal percentage from the paint.”

Decatur hopes to represent the Bayside South in the Feb. 25 conference championship game.

“We are focused [and] taking one game at a time,” Fenzel-Mergott said. “Mardela only has 19 games and we have 20 so if we win out we win the South Bayside.”

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