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By: Tim Birney | Waverly Athletics | February 7, 2022


WAVERLY — Senior Olivia Nittinger had a career night, leading four Waverly scorers in double-figures in a 68-33 win over Watkins Glen here Monday night in IAC South Large School girls basketball action.

Nittinger knocked down six 3-pointers, and scored a career-high 25 points, while junior Kennedy Westbrook scored 15 points, freshman Addison Westbrook had 10 points and two 3-pointers, sophomore Ashlen Croft added a career-high 10 points, and senior Lourden Benjamin chipped in with five points.

Kennedy Westbrook scored six points in the first quarter, and Nittinger and Croft scored four points to lead Waverly to a 14-6 lead after the first eight minutes.

NIttinger scored seven points, including her second 3-pointer, in the second quarter, and Kennedy Westbrook added four points in a 16-6 run that extended the Lady Wolverine lead to 30-12 at the halftime intermission.

Nittinger drained a pair of 3-pointers and scored eight points in the third quarter, while Croft scored six points and Kennedy Westbrook canned a 3-pointer and scored five points to fuel a 19-9 run that pushed Waverly’s advantage to 49-21 entering the final eight minutes.

Addison Westbrook and Nittinger each connected on a pair of 3-pointers in the closing stanza, and Benjamin added one trey in a 19-12 game-closing advantage.

Jenna Solomon led Watkins Glen with 13 points, and Rachel Vickio added 12 points on four fourth-quarter 3-pointers.

Waverly, now 12-5, returns to action Wednesday at Thomas A. Edison.


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Tim Birney

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.