Published January 22. 2023 08:12AM
by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press
It was a game consisting of two completely different halves. The first belonged to Salisbury as the Lady Falcons grabbed a 27-16 lead over Wilson. The Lady Warriors owned the final 16 minutes, but in the end, the Falcons had just enough left to get across the finish line with their first win of the season, beating Wilson 43-42.
Not only did Kendra Morgan finish with a game-high 16 points, but she hit four of six foul shots down the stretch to fight off the Warriors. The 16 points were a season high for Morgan, who was followed by Desiree Nales’ 10-point game. While Salisbury was limited to just 16 second-half points, Morgan was helped by Tulia Reihman, who hit on four of six foul shots in the second half and Ava Smarch, who dropped in a three-pointer in the fourth quarter for the Falcons.
The win snapped a 12-game losing skid for Salisbury (1-12 overall, 1-10 Colonial) and was the team’s highest point total of the season.
Wilson (4-11, 1-10) had its second half comeback fueled by improved defensive play and 11 points from Braelynn Roth.
The win came on the heels of a 70-29 loss to Pen Argyl (10-4, 6-4) that saw Nales finish with 11 points and Tulia Reihman finish with 10 to give Salisbury two double-digit scorers.
While the Falcons’ win came on the road, they look to get their first home win Thursday when they host Palisades. After that they play games at Panther Valley and Northern Lehigh. The schedule has just nine games remaining on the schedule.
PRESS PHOTO BY NANCY SCHOLZ Salisbury's Hannah Kamp drives to the basket during a recent game. Kamp and the Falcons picked up their first win of the season last week.