BERLIN- Stephen Decatur’s girls’ varsity basketball team swept its two contests in the annual John Coleman Christmas Tournament last week, routing Snow Hill, 77-46, in its opener before topping Pocomoke, 55-45, in its second game.
The annual tournament, named for long-time Worcester County Public Schools Administrator John Coleman, has become one of the highlights of the holiday basketball tournament schedule over the years although its configuration has been altered several times. For years, the Coleman Tournament featured the boys and girls varsity teams from the three Worcester County public schools, with three at-large invitees with the host site rotating between Decatur, Snow Hill and Pocomoke.
For a few years, the tournament alternated between an all-boys event to an all-girls tournament. This year, the three county schools’ girls’ varsity teams competed with at-large invitee Northampton in a round robin format. Decatur cruised past Snow Hill, 77-46, in its opener last Thursday before edging host Pocomoke, 55-45, last Friday.