Before stepping on the court for the third time in five seasons to compete for a Colonial League championship, Salisbury needed to get by No. 6 seed Wilson in the semifinals.
Much like their regular season meeting with the Warriors, one in which the Falcons trailed by double digits at halftime, Salisbury once again stared at a nine-point deficit as the halftime horn sounded.
The Salisbury boys basketball team was 32 minutes away from capturing its second Colonial League championship in four seasons.
But before adding another league title to the trophy case, Bangor awaited the Falcons in Friday's championship game at Freedom High School.
Unfortunately for Salisbury, it was a stretch over the final four minutes that propelled Bangor to its second league title in three years. The No. 3 seeded Slaters scored 12 of the final 16 points to down the top-seeded Falcons, 59-49, at Freedom's Joseph J. McIntyre Gym.
With the end of the regular season here, the Salisbury boys and girls swim teams are focusing on the upcoming district tournament to keep a number of the competitors' seasons alive.
Last Tuesday's loss to Stroudsburg may have kept both the boys and girls out of the win column once again, but the Falcons continued to improve toward that goal of postseason competition.
The boys fell to Stroudsburg by a score of 67-26, while the girls came up short, 59-35.
When your leading scorer, rebounder and player who has made the most free throws for you during the season comes down with an injury where do you turn.
Salisbury head coach Joe Mladosich turned to his entire team when 6-foot-3 senior center Meagan Eripret couldn't play on Saturday night against Palmerton in a Coalonial League playoff wild card game.
Despite running through the Colonial League with just one loss, the Salisbury boys' basketball team had its share of tough, competitive games during the season.
One of those contests was a mid-December meeting at Wilson. The Warriors jumped out to a 10-point lead at halftime before the Falcons escaped with a 52-49 win.
Dating back all the way to the 2002-03 season, only two boys basketball teams had run through the Colonial League regular season schedule unbeaten.
Bangor most recently accomplished the feat in 2010-11 when they finished 16-0. Prior to that, Wilson was the last squad to finish a regular season with a perfect mark at 18-0 in 2002-03.
What's it like to hit a game-winning shot?
Just ask brothers Brendan and Dan Reichenbach from Salisbury. Each of them has had the opportunity to take, and make, game-winning, buzzer-beating shots for the Salisbury boys basketball team in recent years.
Brendan, a senior on this year's Falcon team, had his spectacular moment less than two weeks ago. On the last day of January, Salisbury's unbeaten league record was threatened as it faced a 51-49 deficit against Saucon Valley with 1.8 seconds to play. The Falcons were set to inbound just a few feet in front of half court.
As the end of the regular season approaches, one of Salisbury's main goals down the stretch has been to secure a first-round bye for the Colonial League tournament.
Being the lone unbeaten team in conference play, the Falcons were in prime position to accomplish that feat heading into last week.
By the time the weekend was over, the Falcons had secured that coveted game off.
Salisbury's Lindsay Bauer statistically had her worst game of the season against Palmerton last week, finishing with four points.
That performance, which ended with a 47-40 loss for the Falcons, didn't sit well with the junior guard.
Three days later, she redeemed herself in another tough Colonial League matchup as the postseason quickly approaches.
For most of the area's soccer teams, the high school season ended roughly three months ago.
But while the 2014 season has come to a close, a number of local players have been busy with a club soccer season that has been memorable to say the least.
The Lehigh Valley United (LVU) 98 U-16 boys team, composed of players from 13 different high schools, has won three college showcase tournaments since November 21. The team has won seven of the 10 games it has played in those tournaments to go along with three ties.