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By: Tim Birney | Waverly Athletics | March 6, 2021


WAVERLY — Waverly built a double-digit lead at the half, and pulled away for a 60-42 win over S-VE in the season finale for both teams here Saturday afternoon in IAC junior varsity boys basketball action.

Jay Pipher knocked down a pair of 3-pointers and scored eight points in the first quarter, and Isaiah Bretz added four points to help Waverly to a 16-10 lead after the first eight minutes.

Pipher and Keaton Anderson scored four points apiece, and the junior Wolverines defense limited S-VE to just five points in a 10-5 spurt that extended the lead to 26-15 at the half.

Bretz canned a pair of 3-pointers in the third quarter, and Pipher also scored six points as the scoring pace picked up. Waverly outscored S-VE, 17-14, in the stanza to take a 43-29 lead into the final eight minutes.

Bretz scored seven points in the fourth quarter, and Carter George added six as Waverly added four points to its lead with a 17-13 advantage in the stanza.

Pipher led Waverly with 18 points and five steals, while Bretz had 17 points, including a trio of 3-pointers, 11 rebounds, five assists, and three steals, and Anderson had eight points and three boards.

Nate DeLill had seven points, seven steals and six rebounds in the win, while George added six points and four boards, and Kayleb Bechy chipped in with four points and three steals

Jack Stahl led S-VE with 12 points, and Tyler Stahl and Nathan Gillette added 10 points apiece.

Waverly finished the season at 6-5, with a 6-2 record in Tioga County Division play.


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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 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.