Following last week's tough loss to BangorSalisbury's second league loss of the seasonthe Falcons wanted to make a statement the next time they took the court against Palisades.
And right from the opening tip off, the Falcons certainly put together an outing that could be heard around the rest of the Colonial League.
The Falcons, who scored 16 of the 20 first-quarter points, led 31-17 going into halftime. And after leading by as much as 28 points in the third quarter, the Falcons added another win to their record with a 58-37 victory on Friday night at Salisbury High School.
Northampton Community College point guard Brent Maron was a key member in helping guide the Spartans to their first ever Eastern Pennsylvania Atheltic Confernce championship as a freshman.
Now, in his second season with the Spartans, Maron would like to reach that level of success once again.
Maron, a 2012 graduate of Salisbury High School, has taken on an even bigger role this season. Through 15 games, he is averaging 8.3 points, 6 assists (first on team), 3.6 rebounds and 1.9 steals (tied for first on team) per game.
It's been quite some time since the Salisbury girls' basketball team qualified for the Colonial League playoffs.
The Lady Falcons (now 9-3 in the Colonial League) haven't made an appearance in the league playoffs since the 2004-05 season, nearly nine years ago.
The Lady Falcons are certainly still in control of their own destiny. And it's by a solid margin.
It has certainly been a long time coming for head coach Eric Snyder and the Salisbury wrestling team.
The Falcons, which hadn't won a wrestling match since the 2007-08 season, were able to break that barrier and give Snyder his first win since he's been a part of the program beginning in 2008-09.
A week ago, the Falcons (1-5 in Colonial League) used four pins to defeat Notre Dame (Green Pond), 37-30, for their first win in nearly six years.
Salisbury junior diver Denny Bonner looked up to Peter Cialkowski, a 2010 graduate of Salisbury High School, and the diving records he possessed as a Falcon.
Now, Bonner's name will replace Cialkowski's on the banner at KidsPeace that contains both school and pool records after his record-setting performance against Stroudsburg on Thursday.
Deadlocked in a 50-50 tie in Monday night's Colonial League boys basketball showdown against Salisbury, Bangor called a timeout with 5.3 seconds remaining to draw up one last play.
Everyone, even Salisbury head coach Jason Weaver, thought Jeremy Ringland, who finished with a game-high 22 points, would get the ball for a shot at winning it for the Slaters.
Instead, it was another Slater who came up with the game's biggest shot.
When the Salisbury girls' basketball team hosted Allen on Wednesday night, the Falcons were all too familiar with what transpired a year ago.
Just like last season, the Falcons entered their matchup against the winless Canaries with a 9-5 overall record. The Canaries were without a win last year as well, but their victory over the Falcons put them back into the win column.
With the Canaries looking to rewrite what they accomplished last season, Meagan Eripret and the Falcons made sure they squashed any talk of a possible letdown.
Q. What grade are you currently in?
A. I am in the 12th grade.
Q. What is your favorite subject? Why?
A. I have always enjoyed math because it is a concrete subject. This year, I particularly like calculus and physics because the teachers have good senses of humor.
Q. Have you received any special awards or recognition?
A. I am an Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts of America, a Rensselaer Medalist and a member of National Honor Society.
Q. What extracurricular activities are you involved in, both in and out of school?
In Monday night's divisional game against Notre Dame (Green Pond), Salisbury understood that the way it played in the first half wasn't a recipe for success.
The Falcons' defense allowed 31 first-half points to the Crusaders, and Salisbury stared at a three-point deficit at the break. The focus during halftime was to improve upon its defense in the final 16 minutes.
And that's exactly what Salisbury did.
Heading into the girls' final race, the 400-yard freestyle relay, the Lady Falcons held an 81-71 lead over East Stroudsburg North.
With the possibility of ending up in a tie, the Lady Falcons made a statement in that final race that showed they wouldn't accept anything less than a win.
Both freestyle relay teams finished in first and second place, including the foursome of Kaleigh Bobeck, Rachel Constantini, Mackenzie Sikora and Alyssa Sipos, who took first with a time of 4:25.50.