Coleman Tourney on Tap Next Week

BERLIN- Stephen Decatur’s girls’ varsity basketball team will hit the floor running right after the holiday break next week when the Seahawks compete in the annual John Coleman Christmas Tournament next Tuesday and Wednesday.

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. This year’s tournament features the girls’ varsity teams of the three Worcester County public schools- Decatur, Snow Hill and Pocomoke- with an at large invitee, which is Virginia’s Arcadia this year.

Decatur will face Pocomoke in the opening round next Tuesday, while host Snow Hill plays Arcadia. The winners in the opening round games will face each other for the tournament championship, while the first-round losers will play a consolation game.

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 will compete with at-large invitee Arcadia.