WAVERLY JV PULLS OUT 40-30 WIN OVER ELMIRA; FINISHES SEASON AT 17-2
By: Tim Birney | Waverly Athletics | February 15, 2020
WAVERLY — Waverly built an 11-point halftime advantage, then needed a big fourth-quarter run to top Elmira, 40-30, here Friday evening in non-league junior varsity girls basketball action.
Addison Westbrook scored all six of her points, including a 3-pointer, in the first quarter, Paige Robinson added four points, and Peyton Shaw knocked down a 3-pointer to help Waverly to a 13-4 lead after the first eight minutes.
Waverly used an 8-6 advantage in the second quarter to take a 21-10 lead into the halftime locker room, but the junior Express outscore the junior Lady Wolverines, 15-4, in the third quarter to send the game into the final eight minutes tied at 25-25.
In the fourth quarter, Shaw scored 10 points, including a 3-pointer, to fuel a 15-5 blitz to pull out the win for Waverly.
Shaw led Waverly with 15 points, while Robinson scored seven, Westbrook and Michaela Lauper added six points apiece, and Ashlen Croft chipped in with four.
Waverly finishes its season with a 17-2 record.
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.