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By: Tim Birney | Waverly Athletics | March 3, 2021 | Photo courtesy David Alliger


WAVERLY — Corning built a comfortable cushion through three quarters, then blew the game open in the fourth quarter of a 66-34 win over Waverly here Tuesday night in non-league IAC junior varsity boys basketball action.

The junior Hawks jumped out to a 15-8 lead after the first quarter, and stretched the lead to 10 points, at 29-19, at the half.

Isaiah Bretz led Waverly with eight first-half points, and Nehemiah Anthony added five.

Corning added to its lead in the the third quarter with a 14-10 spurt, then put the game away with a 24-7 blitz in the final eight minutes.

Waverly, which made 5 of 6 free throws in the first half, connected on just 1 of 8 free thro attempts in the second half.

Bretz led Waverly with eight points, six rebounds, and three assists, while Anthony had seven points and three boards, and Keaton Anderson scored seven points.

Jake Benjamin had six points and three rebounds, while Nate DeLill hauled down six rebounds, and Jay Pipher registered four steals.

Waverly returns to action Wednesday when it hosts Owego.


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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).