Seahawks Off To Fast Start In Second Half

Seahawks Off To Fast Start In Second Half
Decatur’s Sarah Engle works the ball against the Arcadia defense during the first quarter of Tuesday’s game. The Seahawks routed Arcadia, 59-36, to improve to 6-4 on the season. Photo by Shawn Soper

BERLIN- It took four days, but Stephen Decatur’s boys’ varsity basketball team beat Mardela, 75-52, on the road this week to improve to 7-2 on the season.

The Seahawks traveled to Mardela last Friday for a conference game against the Warriors and led 21-16 about halfway through the second quarter when the contest was halted because of unsafe playing conditions related to the gym floor. The make-up was rescheduled for Monday at Mardela at 2:30 p.m. and resumed with the Seahawks leading in the second quarter.

The long layoff did not deter Decatur from routing Mardela, 75-52, when the contest was completed. Monday’s win came on the heels of the Seahawks’ 53-50 win over pesky Parkside last Thursday. In that game, Decatur led 19-11 after one quarter and 26-23 at the half and could not gain much separation from the scrappy Rams.

The game remained close throughout the second half with the Seahawks ultimately prevailing, 53-50. With the win, Decatur opened the second half of its season with two straight to improve to 7-2 on the season. The Seahawks were 5-0 before dropping two games to tough opponents in the Governor’s Challenge over the holiday break.

About The Author: Shawn Soper

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Shawn Soper has been with The Dispatch since 2000. He began as a staff writer covering various local government beats and general stories. His current positions include managing editor and sports editor. Growing up in Baltimore before moving to Ocean City full time three decades ago, Soper graduated from Loch Raven High School in 1981 and from Towson University in 1985 with degrees in mass communications with a journalism concentration and history.