The Maury Commodores put the press on Salem after a relatively slow start and at the first timeout, 5:06 of the first period, had jumped out to a 23-9 lead behind 8 points by senior point guard, Brian Basnight.
The lead grew to 40-15 by halftime as it became apparent that Salem had no adjustments for the smothering Commodore defense.
The second half was played by mostly reserves as the advantage grew to 34 points entering the fourth period and they cruised to a 69-33 victory. Basnight lead Maury with 25 points.
The Commodores improved to 14-1 and tonight will host second place Green Run (13-3) in a battle of two of the area’s best hoop teams.