FIRST-QUARTER BLITZ PROPELS WAVERLY TO 79-20 ROUT OF NOTRE DAME
By: Tim Birney | Waverly Athletics | February 1, 2022 | Photo courtesy Brian Fees
SOUTHPORT, N.Y. — Waverly bombed in six 3-pointers in the first quarter
and raced out to a 22-point lead on its way to a 79-20 win over Notre
Dame here Tuesday night in IAC South Large School girls basketball
Freshman Addison Westbrook canned a pair of 3-pointers and scored eight points in the first quarter, while sophomore Peyton Shaw knocked down a pair of 3-balls, senior Olivia Nittinger had one 3-pointer and five points, and sophomore Paige Robinson connected on a trey in a 26-4 blitz in the opening eight minutes.
Nittinger poured in 12 points, including a 3-pointer, while senior Lourden Benjamin and Addison Westbrook added four points apiece, and Robinson hit another 3-pointer to fuel a 23-2 barrage that put the Lady Wolverines ahead 44-6 at the halftime intermission.
Shaw scored six points in the third quarter, and Nittinger and junior Kennedy Westbrook each canned a 3-pointer and a pair of free throws in a 16-7 run that gave Waverly a 60-13 lead into the final eight minutes.
Waverly finished the game with 10 3-pointers.
Nittinger led Waverly with 24 points, including a trio of 3-pointers, while Addison Westbrook scored 14 points, Kennedy Westbrook had 13, Shaw added 12, and Benjamin and Robinson chipped in with eight points apiece.
Waverly, now 11-4, will host Corning Thursday night in a non-league contest.
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.