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By: Tim Birney | Waverly Athletics | January 10, 2020 | Photo courtesy Tim Birney


LANSING — Waverly opened the game with a 10-0 run, and breezed to a 62-18 win over Lansing here Friday night in IAC Large School girls basketball action.

Senior Morgan Adams opened the scoring with a bucket to give the Lady Wolverines a 2-0 lead, and senior Paige Lewis added a free throw to make it 3-0.

Junior Sidney Tomasso then knocked down a pair of shots, sandwiched around a 3-pointer by freshman Kennedy Westbrook, in a 58-second span to up the Waverly lead to 10-0 with 4:50 remaining in the first quarter.

Lansing closed the gap to 13-5 at the end of the first eight minutes, but Tomasso drained a pair of 3-pointers, and a driving lay-up in the first 2 1/2 minutes of the second quarter to give the Lady Wolverines a 21-5 lead.

The Lady Bobcats trimmed the deficit to 24-13 at the half, but Tomasso and sophomore Olivia Nittinger scored four points apiece in a 15-2 third-quarter blitz that gave Waverly a 39-15 lead heading into the final eight minutes.

Senior Gianna Picco knocked down a 3-pointer, and scored seven points in the fourth quarter, while Nittinger canned a 3-pointer and scored five points, and Lewis and Westbrook added 3-pointers in a game-closing 23-3 blitz.

Tomasso led Waverly with 18 points, while Nittinger scored 10, Picco had nine points, Lewis had eight, Westbrook added six points, and Adams and sophomore Lourden Benjamin chipped in with five points apiece.

Morgan Boerman led Lansing with seven points.

Waverly, now 7-2, hosts S-VE Tuesday night.


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Tim Birney Author Bio

Tim Birney

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.