By: Tim Birney | WaverlyAthletics.com | February 4, 2020


WAVERLY — Waverly used a 17-2 run that bridged the second and third quarters to blow open a close game en route to a 62-40 win over Watkins Glen here Tuesday evening in IAC South Large School Division boys basketball action.

Brady Blauvelt scored seven points in the first quarter, and Davis Croft canned a 3-pointer to help Waverly to a 14-8 lead after the first eight minutes.

The junior Wolverines led 29-23 late in the second quarter, then scored the final nine points to take a 38-23 lead into the halftime locker room. Croft scored six points in the stanza, while Tyler Talada, Blauvelt and Brennan Traub scored five points apiece.

Waverly opened the third quarter with a 9-2 spurt that extended their lead to 47-25. Brennan Traub pumped in 10 points to fuel a 20-8 Waverly run in the stanza that gave the junior Wolverines a 58-31 lead heading into the final eight minutes.

Brennan Traub led Waverly with 17 points and three steals, while Blauvelt had 14 points and three steals, and Croft had 11 points, four rebounds, five assists, and five steals.

Talada scored nine points in the win, while Nalen Carling chipped in with seven points and four rebounds, Jay Pipher had five steals, and Thomas Hand added four steals.

Waverly returns to action Friday at Thomas A. Edison.


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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.