WAVERLY PULLS AWAY FOR 56-37 WIN OVER WATKINS GLEN
By: Tim Birney | Waverly Athletics | February 14, 2022
WATKINS GLEN — Watkins Glen kept the game close for a quarter, but
Waverly pulled away in the middle two quarters on its way to a 56-37 win
here Monday in its IAC girls basketball regular-season finale.
Junior Kennedy Westbrook knocked down a pair of 3-pointers in the first quarter, and sophomore Peyton Shaw scored four points to help Waverly to a 16-11 lead after the first eight minutes.
Sophomore Paige Robinson scored six points in the second quarter, and freshman Addison Westbrook added four points to fuel a 16-8 run that pushed the Lady Wolverines’ lead to 32-19 at the halftime intermission.
Kennedy Westbrook, Addison Westbrook, and 7th-grader Ryleigh Judson scored five points apiece, and each connected on a 3-pointer in the third quarter in a 17-8 run that extended the lead to 49-28 lead entering the final eight minutes.
Kennedy Westbrook and Addison Westbrook scored 13 points apiece to lead Waverly, while Shaw and Judson had eight points apiece, Robinson added six points, and senior Lourden Benjamin chipped in with four points.
Rachel Vickio led Watkins Glen with 10 points.
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.