(Dec. 12, 2014) The anticipated match-up between the Stephen Decatur girls’ basketball team and the Mardela Warriors didn’t have the outcome the Lady Seahawks had hoped for on their home court Tuesday night.
The Seahawks were pumped up, the crowd was enthusiastic, but as shots failed to fall, it effected their game, Coach Amy Fenzel-Mergott said.
“There was a couple of things going on in the first half. We couldn’t make a basket and that made it challenging for us, and then we were hesitant to shoot,” she said. “We also got into some foul trouble.”
Points were traded in the first quarter and after eight minutes, the visiting Warriors held an 11-9 advantage.
Mardela capitalized on steals and Decatur turnovers and extended its lead in the second quarter. At halftime, the Warriors were on top, 33-18.
During the break, Fenzel-Mergott told her players they needed to come to the ball, be more aggressive and move their feet on defense.
The Seahawks outscored the Warriors 17-15 in the third quarter. Mardela went into the fourth quarter ahead 48-35.
Decatur tallied 28 points to Mardela’s 24 in the fourth quarter. The Warriors won the game, 72-63.
“We turned it on in the fourth quarter and our shots started falling,” Fenzel-Mergott said, but the lead was too large to overcome.
Junior Dayona Godwin was Decatur’s top producer with 34 points. That brought her career points total to 952. Senior captain Jillian Petito scored 10 points.
“As a team we didn’t shoot well. We didn’t do the things we normally do well,” Fenzel-Mergott said.
Wicomico will come to Berlin today, Friday, to play Decatur at 5:30 p.m. The Seahawks have road games Monday and Tuesday against the Easton Warriors then the Pocomoke Warriors. Both matches are set to start at 5:30 p.m.