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By: Tim Birney | Waverly Athletics | February 13, 2020


WATKINS GLEN — Waverly used a strong third quarter effort to blow open a close game on its way to a 62-40 win over Watkins Glen here Thursday night in IAC South Large School girls basketball action.

Waverly used an 11-0 run that bridged the first and second quarter to take a 16-2 lead, but Watkins Glen outscored the Lady Wolverines 14-6 over the final 6 1/2 minutes of the first half to close the gap to 22-16 at the half.

Senior Paige Lewis drained a pair of 3-pointers early in the second half to fuel a 13-2 run that put the Lady Wolverines up 35-16 with 5:08 remaining in the third quarter.

In all, Waverly outscored Watkins Glen, 24-9, in the third quarter to take a 46-25 lead into the final eight minutes.

Junior Sidney Tomasso canned a pair of 3-pointers, and senior Gianna Picco and junior Alyssa Sindoni each hit one trey in the fourth quarter as Waverly put the game away.

Tomasso led Waverly with 15 points, while Lewis scored 14, senior Morgan Adams had 11, freshman Kennedy Westbrook added seven points, and sophomore Lourden Benjamin and Sindoni chipped in with five points apiece.

Aislinn Klemann led a balanced Watkins Glen attack with eight points.

Waverly, now 15-3, finishes off the regular season with home games against Ithaca Monday, and Vestal Tuesday.


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Tim Birney Author Bio

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 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).