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By: Tim Birney | Waverly Athletics | January 28, 2020


NEWARK VALLEY — Waverly scored the first 10 points of the game, but Newark Valley rode a strong defensive effort in the second for a come-from-behind, 36-34, win here Tuesday evening in IAC South Large School Division junior varsity girls basketball action.

After a free throw by Paige Robinson opened the scoring with 5:57 remaining in the first quarter, Peyton Shaw scored to make it 3-0, and Addison Westbrook added two buckets 33 seconds apart to make it 7-0 with 2:20 left in the first quarter.

Shaw knocked down a 3-pointer with 6:58 remaining in the first half to make it 10-0 before Newark Valley got on the board with a pair of free throws 10 seconds later.

Both teams clicked offensively in the second quarter, each scoring 16 points. Westbrook drained two 3-pointers, and Robinson and Shaw each had one. Waverly led 23-16 at the half.

Newark Valley outscored Waverly, 10-5, in the third quarter to trim the deficit to 28-26 entering the final eight minutes, then used a 6-0 spurt late in the fourth quarter to take a 36-32 lead with 2:46 remaining in the contest.

Shaw knocked down a pair of 3-pointers with 1:40 remaining in the game to provide the final margin, but the Lady Wolverines couldn’t muster another score.

Westbrook led Waverly with 15 points, including a trio of 3-pointers, while Shaw scored 1 points, and Robinson added five points.

Waverly returns to action Thursday when it hosts Notre Dame.


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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.