Boys Basketball Journey is Winding Down

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By: Andrew Grejda and Mason Dickert

Boys basketball made it to the league playoffs with a nail-biting win over Moravian Academy, on Feb. 7. The score of the game was 44-41,  with Salisbury pulling it off at the very end. The Falcons also needed Palmerton to beat Bangor, which they did.

“I was very happy. Everyone in the locker room was going crazy,” says senior Kyle Artis. 

The boy’s basketball team went to Wilson on Feb. 10 to play in the first round of the league playoffs. Wilson previously beat the Falcons on our home court, making the Falcons want to beat Wilson even more than before. The Falcons only lost by 6 the first time they played, and they were hoping to pull off the win this time. 

“I was ready and confident, but I knew Wilson was going to be a tough game. I knew we really had to work on defense,” said senior Tyson Utesch.

The Falcons fell short to Wilson. Wilson, from the start, had a great jump and made the Falcons play out of their comfort zone. Not being able to handle the pressure, and playing into the fast pace of their game, the Falcons lost with a score of 44-38, another 6 point loss. The Falcons had a great stand, pushing through all the way to the end. 

“I felt pretty good now that we have districts ahead. It is a very winnable game against Palmerton,” said senior Chase Fenstermaker. “Also with saying that, knowing this is possibly my last ever high school game, it’s very sad because I love the guys I play with and don’t want to stop playing basketball.”

The boys now have some scrimmages in the weeks to come, preparing for the District playoffs on Feb. 26.