Decatur Girls Fall in Coleman Tourney

BERLIN- Stephen Decatur’s girls’ varsity basketball team lost a tough one to visiting Arcadia last week in the John H. Coleman Christmas Tournament it hosted.

The Seahawks fell to Arcadia, 42-39, last Thursday, becoming the only Worcester County school to lose to a Virginia school on the tournament’s opening night. In other action, Pocomoke beat Northampton, 54-39, while Snow Hill took care of Nandua, 51-38.

The annual holiday tournament, named for long-time Worcester County Public Schools Administrator John Coleman, has become one of the highlights of the holiday basketball tournament schedule on the Eastern Shore. The event has evolved over the years and barely resembles what it once was, but it still offers some of the best tournament action on the shore.

In the beginning, the Coleman Tournament featured both the men’s and women’s basketball teams of the three public high schools in Worcester with at at-large invitee. Several years ago, the format changed to feature the men’s and women’s teams in alternating years and the site would rotate between Decatur, Pocomoke and Snow Hill.