THIRD-QUARTER BLITZ LIFTS WAVERLY TO 52-34 WIN OVER WATKINS GLEN
By: Tim Birney | Waverly Athletics | December 14, 2021 | Photo courtesy Tim Birney
WAVERLY — Waverly used an 18-4 third-quarter blitz to blow open a close game en route to a 52-34 win over Watkins Glen here Tuesday night in IAC South Large School junior varsity boys basketball action.
Jon Searles scored four points in the first quarter, and Carter George converted an old-fashioned three-point play to help Waverly to a 9-5 lead after the first eight minutes.
The second quarter turned into a shootout with the junior Wolverines outscoring the Senecas 16-15, led by six points from Jake VanHouten, four from Bryce Laforest, and a 3-pointer by George. Waverly led 25-20 at the break.
Six different Wolverines put their name in the scoring column in the third quarter, led by six points from Nehemiah Anthony and a 3-pointer by Thomas Morley, as they extended their lead to 43-24 entering the finale eight minutes.
Anthony led Waverly with 12 points, seven rebounds, and three assists, while VanHouten had nine points and 10 rebounds, and Laforest had nine points, five boards, and five steals.
Searles added eight points, and a team-high 13 boards in the win, while George had eight points,10 rebounds, and three assists, and Morley chipped in with three rebounds.
Waverly returns to action Friday at Notre Dame.
IN PHOTO 1: Waverly's Jake VanHouten. …PHOTOS BY TIM BIRNEY.
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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.