WAVERLY TOO MUCH FOR TIOGA IN 56-21 WIN
By: Tim Birney | Waverly Athletics | December 7, 2021 | Photo courtesy David Alliger
WAVERLY — Waverly dominated on both ends of the floor en route to a 56-21 win over Tioga here Tuesday night in IAC South girls basketball action.
Freshman Addison Westbrook scored a pair of buckets early as Waverly got off to a bit of a slow start offensively, but the Lady Wolverine defense blanked Tioga, and led 8-0 after the first eight minutes.
Waverly scored the first 11 points of the second quarter to take a 19-0 lead, and kept it rolling in an 18-3 run to increase its lead to 26-3 at the half.
Senior Lourden Benjamin and junior Kennedy Westbrook each knocked down a 3-pointer, and scored five points apiece, while sophomore Peyton Shaw recorded a rare four-point play, and senior Olivia Nittinger also scored four points in the second quarter.
Nittinger, who missed all of last year with a foot injury, drained a trio of 3-pointers in the third quarter, and Shaw scored six points to key a 23-5 blitz that gave Waverly a 49-8 lead entering the final eight minutes.
Senior Gabby Foley knocked down a 3-pointer and scored six points in the fourth quarter for the Lady Tigers, who trimmed six points off Waverly lead in the fourth quarter.
Shaw led Waverly with 15 points, including a pair of 3-pointers, and eight rebounds, while NIttinger had 13 points, including three 3-pointers, and three steals, and Kennedy Westbrook had 12 points, including two 3-pointers, five assists, five steals, and one blocked shot.
Addison Westbrook added seven points, three steals, and two blocked shots for the Lady Wolverines, while Benjamin chipped in with five points, seven rebounds, and four steals, sophomore Paige Robinson had five steals and three assists, junior Ashlen Croft grabbed six rebounds, and junior Alyvia Daddona chipped in with three boards.
Gabby Foley led Tioga with nine points, including a pair of 3-pointers, and junior Reese Howey added six points.
Waverly, now 1-1, hosts Edison Thursday, while Tioga (0-1) hosts S-VE.
IN PHOTO 1: Waverlyâ€™s Peyton Shaw. … PHOTOS BY DAVID ALLIGER — TRAVELING PORTRAITS.
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.