Decatur To Host Annual Coleman Tournament

BERLIN- Stephen Decatur’s girls’ varsity basketball team will hit the ground running after the holiday break next week when the Seahawks host the annual John Coleman Holiday Tournament on Friday, December 27 and Saturday, December 28.
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 and all-girls event featuring the three county schools and at-large invitees. For the last couple of years, however, the tournament has strictly been an all-girls event featuring Decatur, Snow Hill and Pocomoke and this year will be no different. Next weekend, Decatur will play host to the annual Coleman Tournament on Friday and Saturday and will compete in a round-robin format with Snow Hill, Pocomoke and at-large invitee Northhampton.
The action starts with Decatur hosting Northhampton at 2 p.m. on Friday and the rest of the games will be determined by what happens on the court. Last year, the Decatur girls swept their two games, beating Snow Hill, 77-46, in their opener before edging Pocomoke, 55-45, in their second game.