WAVERLY ROLLS TO BIG WIN OVER SETON CATHOLIC IN CLASS B QUARTERFINALS
By: Tim Birney | Waverly Athletics | February 26, 2022 | Photo courtesy David Alliger
WAVERLY — Waverly raced out to a double-digit lead early, and pulled
away in a 59-27 rout of Seton Catholic here Saturday evening in the
quarterfinals of the Section IV, Class B girls basketball playoffs.
Junior Kennedy Westbrook was 4-for-4 from the free-throw line, and scored eight points in the first quarter, while freshman Addison Westbrook scored four points, and senior Olivia Nittinger drained a 3-pointer to help the Lady Wolverines to a 17-7 lead after the first eight minutes.
Addison Westbrook scored four more points in the second quarter, and sophomore Peyton Shaw added a 3-pointer in a 12-3 run that extended the Waverly advantage to 29-10 at the half.
Waverly knocked down four 3-pointers in the third quarter — by Addison and Kennedy Westbrook, Nittinger, and sophomore Paige Robinson — fuel an 18-9 run that gave Wavily a 48-18 lead heading into the final eight minutes.
Kennedy Westbrook led a balanced Waverly attack with 15 points, while Nittinger scored 11 points, including a trio of 3-pointers, Addison Westbrook had 11 points, Robinson added 10 points, and Shaw chipped in with eight points.
Marasia Dyes led Seton Catholic with 12 points.
Waverly, now 16-5, will square off with top-seeded Norwich, now 14-6, in the Class B semifinals. Norwich advanced with a 64-28 win over eighth-seeded Whitney Point.
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.