FAST START CARRIES WAVERLY TO 62-33 WIN OVER WATKINS GLEN
By: Tim Birney | Waverly Athletics | February 7, 2022
WATKINS GLEN — Waverly raced out to a 22-point halftime lead on its way
to a 62-33 win over Watkins Glen here Monday night in IAC South Large
School junior varsity boys basketball action.
Bryce LaForest and Jake VanHouten scored six points apiece in the first quarter to help Waverly to a 14-6 lead after the first seven minutes.
LaForest added six more points in the second quarter, while Jon Searles and VanHouten added four points apiece, and Thomas Morley and Ben Shaw connected on 3-pointers to fuel a 20-6 blitz that gave the junior Wolverines a 34-12 lead at the halftime intermission.
VanHouten scored six more points, and Morley knocked down another 3-pointer as Waverly used an 11-6 spurt to take a 45-20 lead in the final seven minutes.
VanHouten led Waverly with 20 points, including a pair of 3-pointers, nine rebounds, three steals, and two blocked shots, while LaForest scored 14 points, and Searles had eight points and four boards.
Shaw added eight points, including two 3-pointers, and six rebounds in the win, while Morley chipped in with six points, Carter George contributed seven rebounds, five assists, three steals, and one blocked shot, and Alex Burgess grabbed three rebounds.
Sam Caslin led Watkins Glen with 14 points, and Chris Simiele added 13 points.
Waverly returns to action tonight against Thomas A. Edison.
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.