WAVERLY CLINCHES SHARE OF DIVISION TITLE WITH 62-21 WIN OVER NEWARK VALLEY
By: Tim Birney | Waverly Athletics | January 28, 2020 | Photo courtesy Tim Birney
WAVERLY — Waverly jumped out to a 22-point first-quarter lead, and cruised to a 62-21 win over Newark Valley here Tuesday night in IAC South Large School Division junior varsity boys basketball action.
With the win, Waverly improves to 13-1 overall, and 8-0 in league play, and clinches a share of the division title.
Nalen Carling, Brady Blauvelt, and Davis Croft scored seven points apiece to fuel Waverly’s 25-3 blitz in the first eight minutes.
Newark Valley scored the first bucket of the second quarter, but Waverly answered with 12 straight points to take a 37-5 lead. Blauvelt scored six points, and Landon McCarty and Croft each knocked down 3-pointers in a 16-7 run that pushed the junior Wolverines a 41-10 lead at the half.
Jay Pipher scored Waverly’s only two points of the third quarter, as NV trimmed the deficit to 43-15 entering the final eight minutes, but Carling scored seven points in the fourth quarter, and Isaiah Bretz and Brennan Traub added 3-pointers in a game-closing 19-6 run.
Carling led Waverly with 16 points, including a pair of 3-pointers, and 10 rebounds, while Blauvelt scored 13 points, and Croft had 12 points, six rebounds, five steals, and four assists.
Brennan Traub added five points in the win, while Kayleb Bechy chipped in with four points, Pipher recorded four steals, and Thomas Hand contributed three steals and two assists.
Waverly can win the Large School title outright Friday when it travels to Notre Dame.
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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).