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By: Tim Birney | Waverly Athletics | January 5, 2022 | Photo courtesy David Alliger


WAVERLY — Waverly raced out to an 18-point first-quarter lead, and led by 34 points at halftime on its way to a 63-41 win over Newark Valley here Wednesday evening in IAC South Large School junior varsity boys basketball action.

Jake VanHouten pumped in nine points and Carter George scored eight points to fuel Waverly’s 23-5 first-quarter blitz.

The junior Wolverines kept it rolling in the second quarter. VanHouten scored seven points and Nehemiah Anthony added five points in a 23-7 run that extended Waverly’s lead to 46-12 at the half.

VanHouten led Waverly with 21 points and six rebounds, while George had 12 points and three rebounds, and Nehemiah had nine points and four rebounds.

Thomas Morley scored seven points in the win, while Bryce Laforest had six points, three steals, and two assists, Alex Burgess added four points and six rebounds, and Jon Searles scored four points and hauled down 10 rebounds.

Waverly returns to action Friday at Lansing.


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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 five sites in "The Sports Reports" family that cover 24 school districts in five counties: Valley Sports Report (launched Aug. 10, 2009), Tioga County (NY) Sports Report (Aug. 13, 2018), and Northern Tier Sports Report (Aug. 31, 2020); Northern Tier West Sports Report (March 15, 2021) Southern Tier Sports Report (Aug. 16, 2021).