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By: Tim Birney | Waverly Athletics | February 25, 2021


WAVERLY — Horseheads had a huge second quarter on both ends of the floor, and that was the difference in a 42-29 win over Waverly here Thursday night in non-league boys basketball action.

Nate DeLill scored five points in the first quarter, and Jay Pipher knocked down a 3-pointer to help Waverly to a 10-6 lead after the first eight minutes.

Seven different Horseheads players put their name in the second quarter in a 16-1 blitz that put the Blue Raiders up 22-11 at the half. Waverly was held without a field goal, and was 1-for-4 from the free-throw line.

Isaiah Bretz scored all six of Waverly’s points in a third quarter that saw both teams scored six points.

Bretz added seven points in the fourth quarter, and Pipher canned a 3-pointer, but Horseheads added two points to the margin of victory.

The Blue Raiders notched the win despite not attempting one free throw in the game.

Bretz led Waverly with 14 points, three rebounds, and two assists, while Pipher had six points, four rebounds, and two steals, DeLill added five points and a team-high eight rebounds, Jake VanHouten chipped in with four points, Kayleb Bechy hauled down six rebounds, and Nehemiah Anthony had three boards and two assists.

Waverly returns to action Saturday afternoon at Elmira.


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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).