Valley Sports Report
THE VALLEY - Waverly senior Alex Tomasso was a stand-out on both ends of the floor for the Lady Wolverine, leading them to a 20-2 season, and earning the 2018-19 Valley Sports Report Girls "Athlete of the Winter."
A tremendous shooter, Tomasso shot 45.8 percent from the field, including a 52.7 percent mark from inside the arc, and a 38.9 percent clip from behind the 3-point line. She knocked down 53 3-pointers on the season.
Tomasso averaged 19.5 points and 3.6 rebounds, as well as 3.3 steals, and 2.4 deflections per game.
Super 7 Female Athletes of the Winter:
Alex Tomasso, senior, Waverly: See above.
Taylor Walker, freshman, Athens: In just three months, Walker went from never having competed on the diving board, to a runner-up finish at the District 4 Championships and a berth at the PIAA Championships.
Walker finished third at the NTL Championships, then 11 days later was second at the D4 Championships. Walker finished 23rd in her first trip to States.
Sheridan Talada, junior, Waverly: Talada was the sixth seed in the 3,000-meter run at the Section IV State Qualifier, but knocked 13 seconds off her seed time to break her own school record, which she had set the week before at the Small School Championships, and win the race in 11:00.4.
At States, Talada finished 27th, again breaking her school record, this time with a mark of 10:55.37.
Camry Lane, senior, Sayre: A skilled scorer, Lane did it all for the Lady Redskins, including much-improved play on the defensive end. She averaged 16.1 points, 5.9 rebounds, 2.9 steals, and 2.2 assists per game. Lane, who also joined the 1,000-point club this season, had 25 3-pointers, and 1.6 deflections per game.
Wendi Hammond, senior, Waverly: A premier defender in our area, Hammond became more of a factor on the offensive end this season. She averaged 9 points, 4.4 assists, 4.2 rebounds, and 4.1 steals, as well as 2.2 deflections per game.
Melina Ortiz, junior, Waverly: Ortiz ran a season-best time of 43.59 seconds in the 300-meter dash to finish third at the State Qualifier. After the second-place finisher opted out, Ortiz was off to States again.
At States, Ortiz improved on her season-best time, finished 29th in 43.49 seconds.
Mackenzie Plouse, junior, Waverly: Plouse was second in the IAC with a 182 average, and had the high series (735) and high game (275) in the league this season.
Plouse finished 19th at the State Qualifier with a nine-game tally of 1,615. She finished seventh at the Class C Championships with a 555 series. She finished fourth at the IAC Championships with a 534 series.
IN PHOTO: Waverly's Alex Tomasso.
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