By Quinn Warmkessel
Salisbury boys basketball finished with a record of 10-5 overall earning them a home game for their first district playoff game, which is a huge advantage for them being able to play at their own court. The falcons recently lost in the quarterfinals for the colonial league against Palmerton and are looking to win their first playoff game since their district consolation game on March 3rd, 2017.
Before their first district game, they took on Oley Valley at home on Monday. They came out with a win in double overtime, 55-50.
“We have a great chance heading into Thursday night,”says head coach Jason Weaver. “We have all week to practice and we’re going to take advantage of it, I just wish we would’ve had some more games in the league to be more prepared for districts,”he exclaimed.
Since the falcons lost in the quarterfinals of the colonial league, they have a large, week long gap until they are supposed to play their next playoff game.
“Palisades is a good team, they’ve been playing well lately, they kept it close with Notre Dame, it should be a good game,”noted Weaver.
The falcons are heading into Thursday night playing Palisades, a team they recently beat in their regular season. They look to move into the second round of districts and make a run into the playoffs. “We have a good team and we’re playing well right now. It should be interesting how this could play out,”says senior guard Quintin Stephens.
Thursday night at 7 o’clock, the falcons will take on the Palisades Pirates at home. This could lead to another district game, or could be the end of their season.
Kenyo Herrera, a senior forward stated, “We beat them before and we plan on beating them again.” The falcons have a high probability to finally win a playoff game after their 4 year drought. Good luck to them.