WAVERLY OVERCOMES SLOW START, ROLLS PAST ITHACA, 65-3
By: Tim Birney | Waverly Athletics | February 17, 2020 | Photo courtesy David Alliger
WAVERLY — Waverly turned up the defensive intensity to overcome a slow start in a 65-31 romp over Ithaca here Monday night in non-league girls basketball action.
Trailing 15-9 after the first quarter, the Lady Wolverines allowed just 16 points over the final 24 minutes.
Senior Morgan Adams scored four points in the second quarter to spark a 10-2 run that gave Waverly a 19-17 lead at the halftime intermission.
The Waverly offense kicked into overdrive in the third quarter, sparked by junior Sidney Tomasso, who knocked down four 3-pointers and was 6-for-6 from the free-throw line in a 20-point outburst that fueled a 26-4 blitz. The Lady Wolverines led 45-21 heading into the final eight minutes.
Six different players found the scoring column for Waverly in the fourth quarter, led by senior Paige Lewis’ five points, and four apiece by junior Alyssa Sindoni and freshman Kennedy Westbrook, in a 20-10 run.
Tomasso led Waverly with 28 points, while Westbrook scored 13, Adams had seven, Lewis added five points, and Sindoni and senior Gianna Picco chipped in with four points apiece.
Georgia Haverlock led Ithaca with seven points — all of them in the first quarter.
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.