|IAC BOYS BASKETBALL: CORTLAND TOPS WAVERLY, 50-35, IN SEASON FINALE (18 PHOTOS) (2019-02-09)
Valley Sports Report
WAVERLY Waverly went stone cold from the field in the second half here Saturday afternoon and it proved costly in a 50-35 loss to Cortland in non-league boys basketball action.
Senior Dylan Ward scored 14 points in the first half, including three 3-pointers and an old-fashioned three-point play, and junior Jalen McCarty drained a pair of 3-pointers to lead Waverly o a 24-23 halftime lead.
In the second half, Waverly made just 3 of 18 (17 percent) shots from the field.
Caleb Thompson scored seven points in the third quarter as Cortland used a 10-1 run to the a 33-25 lead into the final eight minutes.
Thompson scored seven more points in the fourth quarter, and Noah Barber connected on his second 3-pointer of the game to fuel a 17-10 run that put the game away for the Purple Tigers.
Ward led Waverly with 17 points, five rebounds, four blocked shots, three steals, and two assists, while McCarty added six points on a pair of 3-pointers and two assists, and freshman Caden Hollywood chipped in with five points and one blocked shot.
Junior Elijah Kraft had three boards and a block for the Wolverines, while sophomore Ryan Lambert had three rebounds, two steals, and two assists, and sophomore Peyton Bowen blocked two shots.
The Wolverines were also held to just three offensive rebounds in the loss.
Thompson led Cortland with 18 points and Ricky Young added 10.
Waverly wraps up the 2018-19 campaign at 6-13.
IN PHOTO 1: Waverlys Dylan Ward.
PHOTOS COURTESY OF MATT PATTON.
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