Both Salisbury teams fell in Class 2 sectional games Wednesday night with the girls losing to St. Paul Lutheran and the boys to Sacred Heart.
The boys nearly completed another big postseason comeback but ultimately fell short 64-58. Sacred Heart ended the first half on an 18-3 run to lead by 10 at halftime and later pushed it to 17 before the Panthers began to rally. Salisbury firmly grabbed momentum after forcing a Sacred Heart turnover late in the third quarter.
Austin Ward with the call on 99.9 The Captain and centralmoinfo.com. The Panthers cut the deficit to four multiple times in the final frame but could never get any closer. Grant Biere led the team with 19 points, 17 of which came in the second half. Coach Kenny Wyatt said his team was too perimeter oriented in the first half.
Gavin Cobb finished with 14 and Cooper Francis scored 12. Salisbury ends its season 23-3. 25-4 Sacred Heart’s Coen Brown had a game-high 25.
The Salisbury girls fell 51-45. The Lady Panthers came out of the gate firing.
Salisbury finished the first quarter leading 23-12 then scored just 10 points over the next two frames and didn’t record a field goal in the third quarter. Coach Wade Billington assessed the struggles.
Adrien Martens powered 22-5 St. Paul Lutheran with 33 points. Julia Sloan had nine first quarter points and 19 for the game for Salisbury. The Lady Panthers end the year 19-8.
Salisbury girls coach Wade Billington:
Salisbury boys coach Kenny Wyatt: