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By: Tim Birney | Waverly Athletics | December 8, 2021


WAVERLY — Waverly built a big lead early, and gradually pulled away in a 48-24 win over Tioga here Tuesday evening in IAC South junior varsity girls basketball action.

Ryleigh Judson knocked down a pair of 3-pointers, and scored 11 points, and Brilynn Belles added a 3-pointer as Waverly raced out to an 18-8 lead after the first eight minutes.

Judson scored eight more points, including two more 3-pointers, in the second quarter, and Belles connected on her second 3-pointer in a 14-9 spurt that extended the Waverly lead to 32-17 at the half.

The junior Wolverine defense tightened the defensive pressure in the second half, and allowed just seven points.

Judson led Waverly with 26 points, including four 3-pointers, while Loralye Anthony scored nine points, and Belles and Cheyenne Dorsey added six points apiece.

Elyse Haney led Tioga with 10 points, Taliah Speer scored six, and Megan Vance added four.

Waverly hosts Edison tonight, and Tioga hosts S-VE.


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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.