Decatur Boys Earn Split In Governor’s Challenge

SALISBURY- Stephen Decatur’s boys’ varsity basketball team got a split in its two games in the Governor’s Challenge Holiday Tournament in Salisbury last week, dropping its opener to Tallwood before rebounding with a win over Laurel of Delaware.

The Seahawks played in the boys’ varsity Bracket 1 and drew a tough assignment against Tallwood High School of Virginia Beach. Decatur trailed 10-4 after one quarter, but rallied and took a 16-14 lead into halftime. However, the Lions got their offense rolling in the second half and the Seahawks never really found their offensive rhythm and fell to Tallwood, 54-38.

In the consolation game the next day, Decatur beat Laurel High School of Delaware convincingly, 67-47. With the win, Decatur earned a split in its two games at the Governor’s Challenge and improved to 5-2 on the season.

The Seahawks were back in action on Thursday on the road against Bennett in a game played too late to be included in this edition. The Bennett game on Thursday was the first of three tough road games against Bayside South rivals. The Seahawks play Wicomico and Parkside on the road next week.

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.