posted Mar 9, 2017, 7:38 AM by PHS Warrior Beat

By: Dani Batze

  For the third straight season, the Pocomoke girls’ basketball team has clinched the Regional Title. On Friday night, in the Pocomoke gym, the Warriors (14-11) took on the Cambridge South-Dorchester Vikings (11-12). In a long, hard fought battle, the Warriors were able to hold off the CSD and defeated them by a score of 44-41. A couple of clutch offensive and defensive rebounds by Piajah Johnson and a few crucial free throw shots by DeShonda Dennis in the last minutes of the game, pushed the Warriors to their three-peat of the Regional crown.

   Coming into this season, the Warriors had lost their starting five along with their head coach, Mrs. Gladding, from the previous season, and many believed that this would be a rebuilding year. But first year coach, Mr. Zimmer, believed the return to the SECU Arena at Towson University was in the team’s reach. "I knew it was possible. It was just a matter of these girls playing to their capabilities. They’re really just starting to play their best basketball." And Mr. Zimmer is right, heading into playoffs, the Warriors went on a 7-1 run, and before reaching the Regional game, the Warriors had to beat Mardela and Washington, which they did on convincing style.

   Now, on Friday, March 10th, DelmarvaNow reports that the Warriors will be making their 14th appearance in the MPSSA Final Four. The Warriors will face Patterson Mill Huskies in the 1A semi-final. Patterson Mill topped McDonough 72-43 in the North Region Final. The semi-final game is set for 7 p.m. at Towson University’s SECU Arena. Be there to support your Warriors!