WAVERLY JV RIDES FAST START TO 50-24 WIN OVER TIOGA
By: Tim Birney | Waverly Athletics | December 8, 2021 | Photo courtesy Cristina Rossi
TIOGA CENTER — Waverly raced out to a quick double-digit lead, and cruised to a 50-24 win over Tioga here Wednesday night in IAC South junior varsity boys basketball action.
The junior Wolverines knocked down four 3-pointers — by four different players (Bryce Laforest, Jake VanHouten, Carter George, and Thomas Morley) — in a 19-5 first-quarter run, fueled by six points from VanHouten, and five from George.
Kaidyn Whitney knocked down a 3-pointer and scored five points in the second quarter, and VanHouten added four points as Waverly used a 13-7 spurt to extend its lead to 32-12 at the half.
Karson Sindoni canned a pair of 3-pointers, and Nick Norman added four points for the Tigers in the first half.
VanHouten led Waverly with 14 points, four rebonds and three steals, while Laforest scored 11 points, and George contributed seven points, four rebounds, four steals, and three assists.
Morley had five points and four rebounds in the win, while Whitney had five points and three boards, Jon Searles added four points and six boards, and Nehemiah Anthony chipped in with four points and three rebounds.
Sindoni led Tioga with 10 points, while Jonah Lamb had six points, and Norman added four.
Tioga travels to S-VE Friday, while Waverly hosts Watkins Glen Tuesday.
IN PHOTO 1: Waverly's Jon Searles shoots over Tioga's Valentino Rossi. ... PHOTOS COURTESY OF CRISTINA ROSSI.
About the Author
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.