WAVERLY JV TOPS SAYRE IN CONSOLATION GAME OF VALLEY CHRISTMAS TOURNAMENT
By: Tim Birney | Waverly Athletics | December 29, 2021
Jon Searles scored eight points in the first quarter, and Bryce LaForest added four in a 14-0 game-opening blitz.
LaForest bombed home a trio of 3-pointers and scored 10 points in the second quarter to fuel a 16-3 run that gave the junior Wolverines a 30-3 advantage at the half.
Only Nick Pellicano’s 3-pointer prevented a first-half shutout.
Waverly outscored Sayre. 11-7, in the third quarter, but Sayre had a 3-2 edge in the final eight minutes.
LaForest led Waverly 19 points, including three 3-pointers, and three steals, while Searles added 12 points and 10 boards, and Jake VanHouten chipped in with six points and four rebounds.
Alex Burgess hauled down seven rebounds for Waverly, while Nehemiah Anthony dished out two assists.
Pellicano led Sayre with six points on a pair of 3-pointers.
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.