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WAVERLY BLOWS OPEN CLOSE GAME IN FOURTH QUARTER; TOPS EDISON, 50-3

WAVERLY BLOWS OPEN CLOSE GAME IN FOURTH QUARTER; TOPS EDISON, 50-3

By: Tim Birney | Waverly Athletics | March 9, 2022

 

ELMIRA HEIGHTS — After a back-and-forth first half, Waverly took the lead for good in the third quarter, then blew the game open in the final eight minutes of a 50-33 win over Thomas A. Edison here Wednesday night in IAC South Large School Division boys basketball action.

Junior Kennedy Westbrook scored nine points in the first quarter, and senior Olivia Nittinger knocked down a pair of 3-pointers and scored seven points to help Waverly to an 18-13 lead after the first eight minutes.

Gianna McGee canned a pair of 3-pointers to spark Edison in a 13-6 second-quarter run that gave the Lady Spartans a 26-24 lead at the halftime intermission.

Kennedy Westbrook pumped in 11 points in the third quarter to fuel a 12-6 run that gave the Lady Wolverines a 36-32 heading into the final eight minutes.

Kennedy Westbrook buried two 3-pointers in the fourth quarter, and freshman Addison Westbrook added a trey in a 14-1 game-closing blitz that put the game away for the Lady Wolverines.

Kennedy Westbrook led Waverly with 28 points, including four 3-pointers, while sophomore Peyton Shaw scored nine points, and Nittinger added seven points.

Payton Littlefield led Edison with 11 points, and McGee added nine points.

Waverly, now 13-5, returns to action Friday at Vestal.

 

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Tim Birney Author Bio

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.

 

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