The Selbyville Middle School girls’ basketball team suffered setbacks in their two games this past week, but it certainly was not from a lack of effort or fight.
The Indians squared off with a very talents Woodbridge team last Wednesday, Dec. 12, and dropped that one 31-12. They had fallen behind 22-0 through the first two quarters, only to outscore their guests 12-9 in the second half.
In their game on the road against Dover Central, the Indians trailed just 17-10 at the break before a big second half for the hosts capped a 44-24 defeat for the Indians.
Maleyah Bell led the Selbyville team with 10 points in that one. Bella Scurci added six points, while sister Sophie Scurci chipped in with four of her own. Destiny Mitchell and Camryn Ehlers each scored two points to round out the offensive effort for the Indians.
Head coach Matt Mayette said the girls never backed down in their battles with two talented teams.
“Our ball movement and tenacious defense kept them in the games. We will need to limit turnovers to prevent transition baskets if we want to be successful going forward,” he added.
The Indians were set to travel to Laurel on Wednesday, Dec. 19, (after Coastal Point press time) for their final game before the holiday break. They will return to action on Monday, Jan. 7, with a home contest against Fifer at 5:15 p.m.
No other SMS sports teams provided any results or information on their contests this week.
By Jason Feather