Decatur Boys Drop Out Of Regionals

BERLIN- Stephen Decatur’s boys’ varsity basketball team’s season came to a close this week with a 65-46 loss to Northeast in the state 3A-East region tournament.

The Seahawks were up and down all year, but they finished strong at 12-10 and earned the number-two seed in the 3A-East Section II bracket and a home game against Northeast on Monday. The Seahawks started slow and trailed 17-9 after the first quarter.

Northeast applied constant pressure on Decatur, which had trouble breaking the press as the turnovers mounted in the second quarter. By halftime, Northeast had extended its lead to 41-21, but there was still time for the Seahawks to get back in the game.

Decatur opened the third quarter with a 10-2 run to cut Northeast’s lead to 12 points with a lot of time left. However, the momentum changed late in the period when Northeast hit a long three-pointer to push the lead back to 15 heading into the fourth. In the fourth quarter, Northeast continued to slowly pull away and ended Decatur’s season with a 65-46 loss.

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.