Seahawks Drop Rematch To Eagles

BERLIN- Stephen Decatur’s boys’ varsity basketball team fell to Snow Hill, 49-43, on the road this week to split the season series with their Worcester County rival.

The Seahawks edged the Eagles in a barn-burner at home just before the holiday break and the rematch on the road in Snow Hill on Tuesday matched that enthusiasm. The Eagles led 10-7 after a sloppy first quarter, but the two teams were tied at 19-19 at the half.

Snow Hill got a little separation from the Seahawks through the third quarter and ended the period with a 33-28 lead in a low-scoring game. A big run by the Eagles increased their lead to 41-33 about halfway through the fourth before Decatur countered with a run of its own to cut the margin to 45-41 with just under two minutes remaining. However, Snow Hill made its shots down the stretch and held on for the 49-43 win in front of a big home crowd. With the loss, Decatur’s record dropped to 8-7 on the season.

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.