BERLIN – Stephen Decatur played the role of Sisyphus against Delmar last Friday and like the Greek mythological figure, the Seahawks could not push the boulder all the way to the top of the hill.
Decatur mounted comebacks in the third and fourth quarters but never could take the lead. Down 12 points in the third, the Seahawks charged back and pulled to within 43-40 with two minutes left but then Delmar hit consecutive three-pointers and built a 51-40 lead.
In the fourth, led by Leigh Anne Flounlacker, who finished with a game-high 36 points, Decatur rallied again to 55-50 and then 61-57 with less than two minutes left. But with less than a minute to go Delmar hit a three-pointer and the Seahawks comeback ran out of time.
“We kind of killed ourselves by letting them get way ahead,” Flounlacker said. “Then we had to play catch-up and that was a lot harder on us. The entire game we were behind and then we would get so close and they would score and it was like climbing a mountain.”