WAVERLY JV CRUISES PAST WATKINS GLEN, 66-2
By: Tim Birney | Waverly Athletics | January 25, 2020 | Photo courtesy Shannon McCarty
WATKINS GLEN — Waverly raced out to a big lead early, and cruised to a 66-25 win over Watkins Glen here Saturday evening in IAC South Large School Division junior varsity boys basketball action.
With the win, the junior Wolverines improve to 12-1 on the season, and remain unbeaten, at 8-0, in Large School play. They lead Notre Dame by 3 games with four divisional games remaining, and can clinch Tuesday when it hosts Newark Valley.
Brady Blauvelt and Brennan Traub each knocked down a pair of 3-pointers, and Liam Traub added five points, including a 3-pointer, to fuel a 24-6 first-quarter blitz for Waverly.
Seven different Waverly players put their name in the scoring column in the second quarter, with Davis Croft canning a 3-pointer and scoring five points, his Nalen Carling added four, and Thomas Hand and Liam Traub each drained 3-pointers in a 20-6 run that gave Waverly a 44-12 lead at the half.
The Wolverines outscored the Senecas in the third and fourth quarters, with eight different players scoring.
Liam Traub had 11 points, including three 3-pointers, seven rebounds, and three assists, and Brennan Traub had 11 points, including a pair of 3-pointers, to lead Waverly, and Blauvelt had 10 points, including two 3-pointers, and four boards.
Carling had eight points and a team-high 10 rebounds for the Wolverines, while Croft had eight points and six rebounds, Jay Pipher added six points and four boards, Declan Murphy chipped in with four points, Nate DeLill grabbed four rebounds, and Thomas Hand dished out three assists.
David Kelley led Watkins Glen with six points.
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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 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.