WAVERLY BOUNCES BACK WITH LOPSIDED WIN OVER TRUMANSBURG
By: Tim Birney | Waverly Athletics | February 8, 2023
WAVERLY — Waverly bounced back from its home loss Tuesday in convincing
fashion here Wednesday night with a 77-14 rout of Trumansburg in IAC
South Small School Division girls basketball crossover action.
Less than 24 hours after a 60-38 loss to Edison, the Lady Wolverines got off to a bit of a slow start. senior Kennedy Westbrook canned a 3-pointer and scored six points, and freshman Addison Westbrook connected on a 3-pointer and scored four points to help Waverly to an 11-5 lead after the first eight minutes.
The remainder of the game was all Waverly.
Kennedy Westbrook poured in 17 points, including a 3-pointer, in the second quarter, and Addison Westbrook knocked down another 3-pointer, and scored five points to fuel a 26-2 blitz to put Waverly up 37-7 at the half.
The onslaught continued in the third quarter both Westbrooks scored seven points, including a 3-pointer by each, and junior Peyton Shaw drained a 3-pointer and scored five points in a 25-7 run that pushed the lead to 62-14 entering the final eight minutes.
Eighth-grader Ryleigh Judson hit a pair of 3-pointers and scored eight points in the fourth quarter to spark a 15-0 game-closing run.
Kennedy Westbrook led Waverly with 30 points, including a trio of 3-pointers, and Addison Westbrook added 19 points, including four 3-pointers.
Judson and Shaw scored eight points apiece in the win, while senior Alyvia Daddona added six points, and junior Ashlen Croft chipped in with four points.
Waverly, now 14-4, wraps up its regular season Friday when it hosts S-VE. Its game Tuesday against Horseheads has been canceled.
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 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).