DESPITE SLOW START, WAVERLY CRUISES IN 57-19 ROUT OF S-VE
By: Tim Birney | Waverly Athletics | January 14, 2020
WAVERLY — Waverly started very slowly, but put it together over the final three quarters and cruised to a 57-19 win over S-VE here Tuesday night in IAC South girls basketball action.
The Lady Wolverines were held to two points in the first quarter — a pair of free throws by sophomore Olivia Nittinger — and trailed 4-2, but junior Sidney Tomasso poured in 11 points in the second quarter to fuel a 14-2 blitz that gave them a 16-6 lead at the half.
Tomasso pumped in 10 points, including a pair of 3-pointers, in the third quarter, junior Morgan Adams canned a 3-pointer and scored six points, and Nittinger added a 3-pointer to lead Waverly in a 23-10 run that pushed the Waverly lead to 39-16 entering the final eight minutes.
Six different Waverly players put their name in the scorebook in the fourth quarter in an 18-3 blitz that put the game away.
Tomasso led Waverly with 21 points, while Adams and NIttinger scored eight points apiece, and freshman Kennedy Westbrook, senior Paige Lewis, and junior Alyssa Sindoni added six points apiece.
Tara Perkins led S-VE with eight points, and Paige Grube added five.
Waverly, now 8-2, hosts Dryden Friday night.
About the Author
Tim Birney is the founder / owner of River Road Media Group. He was born and raised in the Valley, graduating from Waverly High School in 1984.
Birney earned an Associate's Degree in Journalism from SUNY Morrisville in 1986 and a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism / Public Relations from Utica College of Syracuse University in 1988. He began his newspaper career at The Daily Review in Towanda in 1989, before moving on to The Evening Times in 1995. He spent more than 10 years at the Times, the last four as Managing Editor.
River Road Media Group includes Valley Sports Report (launched Aug. 10, 2009), Tioga County (NY) Sports Report (Aug. 13, 2018), and Northern Tier Sports Report (Aug. 31, 2020). Southern Tier Sports Report is set to launch in 2021.