WAVERLY JVs TOP FORKS, 61-42; FINISHES SEASON ON 19-GAME WIN STREAK
By: Tim Birney | Waverly Athletics | February 15, 2020 | Photo courtesy David Alliger
WAVERLY — Waverly used a strong second quarter to take control en route to a season-ending 61-42 win over Chenango Forks here Saturday evening in non-league boys junior varsity basketball action.
The junior Wolverines end the season at 19-1, and on a 19-game win streak following a season-opening loss at Union-Endicott.
“I’m proud of all my kids,” said Waverly coach Mike Croft. “They all stepped up when needed throughout the season.”
Tyler Talada scored seven points, including a 3-pointer, in the first quarter, and Landon McCarty knocked down a 3-pointer to help Waverly to a 12-10 lead after the first eight minutes.
Brennan Traub canned a pair 3-pointers and scored eight points in the second quarter, while Brady Blauvelt scored six points, and Nalen Carling added four points to fuel a 20-8 run that gave Waverly a 32-18 lead at the halftime intermission.
Davis Croft scored seven points, including a 3-pointer, in the third quarter, and Liam Traub added four, but Forks was able to trim one point off its deficit, and trailed 45-32 heading into the final eight minutes.
Brady Blauvelt scored seven points, including a 3-pointer, in the fourth quarter, while Brady Blauvelt drained a pair of 3-pointers, and Croft connected on a 3-pointer as Waverly closed the game with a 16-10 run in the final stanza.
Blauvelt led Waverly with 15 points, three rebounds, two assists, and two steals, while Brennan Traub scored 14 points, and Croft had 12 points and seven rebounds.
Talada had seven points and five boards in the win, while Carling had four points and three rebounds, Liam Traub added four points, Declan Murphy gabbed five rebounds, and Nate DeLill chipped in with four boards.
Dom Puglisi led Forks with 16 points.
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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.