WAVERLY HOLDS OFF VESTAL, 57-5
By: Tim Birney | Waverly Athletics | March 11, 2022
VESTAL — Freshman Addison Westbrook and junior Kennedy Westbrook
combined for 42 points, and Waverly held off a second-half comeback to
top Vestal, 57-51, here Friday night in non-league girls basketball
Kennedy Westbrook scored nine points in the first quarter, and 7th-grader Ryleigh Judson knocked down a 3-pointer as Waverly jumped out to a 16-11 lead after the first eight minutes.
Addison Westbrook scored 10 points in the second quarter, and sophomore Peyton Shaw connected on a 3-pointer in a 17-9 run that extended the Lady Wolverines’ lead to 13 points, at 33-20.
The Lady Golden Bears nearly wiped out all of its deficit, outscoring Waverly to close the gap to 37-35 entering the final eight minutes.
Addison Westbrook knocked down a pair of 3-pointers and scored eight points early in the fourth quarter, then she made 4 of 5 free throws, while Kennedy Westbrook was 5-for-5 from the line as Waverly made 10 of 12 from the charity stripe in the final stanza to preserve the win.
Addison Westbrook pumped in 24 points, and Kennedy Westbrook scored 18 points in the win, and sophomore Paige Robinson added five points.
Olivia Muse led Vestal with 18 points, while Carmella DiRenzo scored 14, and Faith Carty added 11.
Waverly, now 14-5, closes out the regular season Monday at Watkins Glen.
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.