Salem - Roanoke College men's basketball opened the new year with a victory.
The Maroons beat Peace 96-76 in first-day action of the Morris Cregger Invitational at Roanoke on New Year's Day. Senior Jordan Thacker posted career highs with 21 points, 4 steals, 2 blocks. Roanoke takes on St. Mary's in Wednesday's title game at 3. Lynchburg also has a home game Wednesday at 4 against Bridgewater. Washington & Lee plays host to Kenyon at 2.