Coleman Tourney on Tap Next Week

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

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 will compete with at-large invitee Northampton. Decatur will play at Snow Hill next Thursday in its first-round game and will play Pocomoke at home the following day. Pocomoke will play at home against Northampton next Thursday and Snow Hill will play at Northampton next Saturday.