A similar incident happened in the third quarter to senior captain Emily McNulty after battling for a loose ball. Both could miss Friday’s game against Revere.
“We’re down to a couple forwards now,” Veilleux said of the injuries. “We went from being one of the tallest teams up front, to having to take a freshman off her J.V. team. Now, Lauren McKinnon has to learn to play at the varsity level.”
McKinnon dropped in two points and had a handful of rebounds in the second half. Sophomore guard Hannah Llewellyn (seven points), point guard Delaney Zecha (seven points) and Tina Gigli (five points) contributed to the scoring after McNulty and Walsh went down.
Martiza Scott finished the night with nine points, while Rachael Zipper added five for Salem, which hasn’t lost back-to-back games all season.
Salem showed its support for the Falcons during pregame warm ups by wearing Danvers Strong T-shirts, with a quote from the fallen Danvers High math teacher Colleen Ritzer.
“That was a tremendous gesture by Salem,” said Veilleux. “The feeling here is still on the sad side about the tragedy. I think everybody in the conference has done something for us and it’s very meaningful.”