FIRST-HALF DEFENSE CARRIES WAVERLY TO 65-45 WIN OVER LANSING
By: Tim Birney | Waverly Athletics | January 10, 2020 | Photo courtesy David Alliger
WAVERLY — Waverly used a strong defensive effort in the first two quarters to build a 26-point halftime lead en route to a 65-45 win over Lansing here Friday night in IAC Large School boys basketball action.
Senior Scott Woodring scored eight points in the first quarter, and junior Aidan Westbrook added four points, while the Wolverine defense limited the Bobcats to one free throw in a 12-1 first-quarter run.
Junior Nick VanHouten buried a pair of 3-pointers in the second quarter, while senior Jalen McCarty and Woodring each knocked down a 3-pointer and scored five points apiece, and junior Peyton Bowen added an old-fashion three-point play in a 22-7 blitz that extended Waverly’s lead to 34-8 at the half.
Waverly coach Lou Judson substituted freely in the second half, with 10 players seeing action in the third quarter, and only two starters seeing time in the fourth quarter.
Woodring made 13 of his 18 shots from the field, and scored 30 points. He also had seven rebounds and three blocked shots.
Junior Griffen Stein scored seven points for the Wolverines, while junior Kobe Decker had six points, two offensive rebounds, and one blocked shot, VanHouten scored six points and blocked one shot, and McCarty had five points, four assists, three rebounds, and two steals.
Westbrook had four points and four boards in the win, while 8th-grader Joey Tomasso chipped in with three rebounds, three assists and two steals, and junior Ryan Lambert dished out three assists.
Carson Crandall led Lansing with 12 points, and Jacob Babcock added nine.
Waverly, now 8-1, travels to S-VE Tuesday night.
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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 five sites in "The Sports Reports" family that cover 24 school districts in five counties: Valley Sports Report (launched Aug. 10, 2009), Tioga County (NY) Sports Report (Aug. 13, 2018), and Northern Tier Sports Report (Aug. 31, 2020); Northern Tier West Sports Report (March 15, 2021) Southern Tier Sports Report (Aug. 16, 2021).