BERLIN- Stephen Decatur’s boys’ varsity basketball team cruised past visiting Northern of Calvert County in the first-round of the state 3A-South regional on Wednesday to advance in the tournament.
The Seahawks, seeded first in their sectional in the 3A-South got a huge performance from their big man, center Tyler Hunter, to start to third quarter to settle the issue once and for all against the visiting Patriots. Decatur led 35-19 at the half, and although they held a 16 point lead at intermission, the huge home crowd was not yet willing to relax and claim the victory.
However, Hunter took over for much of the third as the Seahawks steadily pulled away. Hunter scored two quick baskets to start the third and extend the lead to 20 points at 39-19, then had a big block in the defensive end to bring the crowd to its feet. Hunter scored again on a nice assist from P.J. Copes for his third of seven straight baskets to start the third quarter. His baseline jumper with 3:38 remaining in the period put the Seahawks ahead, 47-26.
While Hunter was dominating for much of the third quarter, it was a mini-run by Colen Gaynor to close out the period that really buried the Patriots. Gaynor scored on a fast break lay-up with under a minute to play in the third, then hit a little runner in the paint before another steal and lay-up, all within the closing seconds of the third. His six-point outburst put the Seahawks ahead, 61-35, at the end of the third.
Decatur continued to apply pressure at both ends of the court in the fourth and cruised to the 79-50 win. With the win, the Seahawks advanced and played Bennett at home again last night in a game played too late to be included in this edition.
BERLIN- It was worth the wait for the Decatur girls’ varsity basketball team on Tuesday as the Seahawks outlasted two snowed-out days before trouncing visiting Northeast of Anne Arundel County, 80-47, in the second game of a double-header on Wednesday. The top-seeded Seahawks were supposed to start their potential state playoff run on Monday, but the game was postponed due … Continue reading
OCEAN CITY- The Ocean City Recreation and Parks Department last week honored two long-time members who earlier this month earned Dennis Callahan Good Sports Awards from the Mid-Atlantic Recreation and Parks Sports Alliance (MARPSA) along with dozens of young athletes with good sportsmanship awards for their efforts during the winter season. MARPSA each year recognizes youth players, coaches and administrators … Continue reading
BERLIN- Two Stephen Decatur varsity wrestlers won regional championships at the state 3A-4A South tournament last weekend and a total of six Seahawks advanced to the state championships this weekend. The Seahawks finished second overall as a team behind host Huntingtown last weekend in the 3A-4A South region tournament with two titles, two second-place finishes, a third and a fourth. … Continue reading
OCEAN CITY- The first-ever youth ice hockey tournament in Ocean City last weekend was a huge success with 16 teams and roughly 170 players from all over Maryland and Virginia competing in the inaugural event at the Carousel Resort Hotel. The tournament held at the Carousel last weekend is believed to be the first of its kind ever in the … Continue reading
OCEAN CITY- The Ocean City Recreation and Parks Department’s 26th Annual St. Patrick’s Indoor Soccer Tournament continues this week with the third weekend of the four-weekend event. Roughly 150 teams and hundreds of players from all over the mid-Atlantic region have been converging on the resort area the last two weekends for the annual St. Patrick’s Indoor Soccer Tournament and … Continue reading
BERLIN- Stephen Decatur’s varsity wrestling team turned in a strong performance in the Bayside Conference championships last weekend, collecting four individual titles and placing highly in 12 weight classes. The Seahawks finished second overall as a team with 253 points, close behind Kent Island, which finished first with 296. North Caroline was third with 178 total team points. Decatur’s second-place … Continue reading
BERLIN- In the blink of an eye, Stephen Decatur’s boys’ varsity basketball team’s dream of a first-ever Bayside championship disappeared with a miraculous buzzer-beating three-pointer by Easton in the conference championship game on Wednesday, but the loss did little to dampen what has been a remarkable season for the Seahawks and the quest for bigger things continues. The Seahawks beat … Continue reading
BERLIN- Stephen Decatur’s girls’ varsity basketball team wrapped up its regular season with a 65-28 win over Parkside last week and now sets its sights on a possible regional and state championship as the top seed in the 3A-South sectional. The Seahawks enjoyed a remarkable regular season during which they went 18-2. They closed out the regular season with a … Continue reading
BERLIN- Stephen Decatur’s varsity swim teams were solid in the state championships last weekend, finishing near the top or in the middle of the pack in the team competition, while placing highly in several individual events. The Decatur girls finished eighth overall among the 28 teams competing in the Class 3A-2A-1A state championships. The Decatur boys were equally impressive, coming … Continue reading