Decatur Girls Advance with Buzzer Beater

Decatur Girls Advance with Buzzer Beater
Decatur’s Shelby Rosemond launches the game winner with five seconds left on Tuesday as the Seahawks advanced in the state regional tournament. Photo by James Cathell

BERLIN- Stephen Decatur’s girls’ varsity basketball team edged Chesapeake of Anne Arundel, 61-59, on Tuesday to advance to the state 3A regional championship.

The Seahawks were perfect in the regular season, finishing with a 19-0 record. The Decatur girls did fall to Queen Anne’s in the Bayside Conference championship, but earned a number-one seed and a first-round bye in the 3A region sectional.

On Tuesday, the Seahawks took on Chesapeake at home in its state playoff opener. The Decatur girls trailed for much of the game, but never by more than a couple of points. With five seconds left in the game, Shelby Rosemond hit a bucket to put the Seahawks ahead and they survived to advance.

Decatur faced Crofton in the regional championship on Thursday in a game played too late to be included in this edition. Crofton advanced in the state regional playoffs by beating Northeast and Oxon Hill.

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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.