Seahawks Roll Past Jags, Improve To 3-1

Seahawks Roll Past Jags, Improve To 3-1
Decatur’s Brett Berquist works the ball inside to Churchill Bounds during the second quarter of the Seahawks’ 78-39 rout of Washington on Tuesday. Photo by Shawn Soper

BERLIN- Stephen Decatur’s boys’ varsity basketball team bounced back from its first loss of the season last week with a thorough rout of visiting Washington at home on Tuesday.

The Seahawks opened the season with a pair of impressive wins including a tight 59-56 victory over Queen Anne’s followed by an 87-44 rout of county rival Pocomoke to get out to a 2-0 start. Last week, however, the Decatur boys dropped their first game of the season to host Crisfield in a key early Bayside South contest.

Decatur trailed just 20-16 at the half against Crisfield, but the Crabbers pulled away in the second half and cruised to the 73-44 win. Back in action at home on Tuesday, the Seahawks wasted no time jumping all over visiting Washington.

Decatur had everything going for them early on against the Jaguars. Three-point shots were falling, they were getting great penetration inside with their front court and, perhaps more importantly, they played stifling defense. Decatur led 38-15 at the half and never looked back on its way to an easy 78-39 win.

The Seahawks played Snow Hill on Thursday in another key early Bayside South game played too late to be included in this edition. During the holiday break, Decatur will compete in the Governor’s Challenge Holiday Tournament.

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.