WAVERLY KNOCKS OFF BINGHAMTON, 58-4
By: Tim Birney | Waverly Athletics | February 11, 2020 | Photo courtesy Tim Birney
WAVERLY — Waverly jumped out to an early lead, then pulled away in the middle two quarters en route to a 58-41 win over Class AA Binghamton here Tuesday night in non-league girls basketball action.
Junior Sidney Tomasso scored six points in the first quarter, and freshman Kennedy Westbrook added four points to help the Lady Wolverines to an 18-11 lead after the first eight minutes.
Westbrook scored six points in the second quarter, while Tomasso canned a 3-pointer and scored five points, and senior Paige Lewis added a 3-pointer in an 18-9 run that gave Waverly a 36-20 lead at the half.
Senior Gianna Picco drained a pair of 3-pointers in the third quarter, and Tomasso added five points, including her second 3-pointer, to fuel a 17-5 blitz that extended the Lady Wolverines’ lead to 53-25 heading into the final eight minutes.
Tomasso led a balanced Waverly attack with 18 points, while Westbrook scored 10 points, sophomore Olivia Nittinger had eight points, senior Morgan Adams added seven points, and Picco and Lewis chipped in with six points apiece.
Xaneya Thomas led Binghamton with 18 points.
Waverly, now 14-3, returns to action Thursday at Watkins Glen.
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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 five sites in "The Sports Reports" family that cover 24 school districts in five counties: Valley Sports Report (launched Aug. 10, 2009), Tioga County (NY) Sports Report (Aug. 13, 2018), and Northern Tier Sports Report (Aug. 31, 2020); Northern Tier West Sports Report (March 15, 2021) Southern Tier Sports Report (Aug. 16, 2021).