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Valley Sports Report
WAVERLY - Waverly put the game away quickly with a 28-2 first-quarter blitz en route to a 61-31 win over Tioga here Friday evening in IAC South junior varsity boys basketball action.

The junior Wolverine press took its toll early, resulting in several easy buckets.

Brennan Traub led Waverly with eight first-quarter points, while Jay Pipher knocked down a 3-pointer and had five points, and Nalen Carling, Brady Blauvelt, and Davis Croft added four points apiece in the stanza.

Shea Bailey, Matt Watson, and Keon Staples scored three points apiece for Tioga in the second quarter, as the junior Tigers trimmed one point off the deficit, and trailed 36-11 at the half.

Tioga opened the second half with an 11-2 run, thanks in large part to five points from Staples and four by Josh Reis to cut the Waverly lead to 16 points, at 38-22, but the junior Wolverines closed out the stanza with an 11-2 run of its own to take a 49-24 lead into the final eight minutes.

Brennan Traub had 12 points and five rebounds, and Blauvelt had 12 points, three rebounds to lead Waverly, while Davis Croft scored 11 points, and Liam Traub had eight points.

Pipher had seven points in the win, while Carling added seven points, five rebounds, four steals, and three assists, Isaiah Bretz chipped in with four points, and Liam Murphy grabbed four boards.

Staples led Tioga with eight points, while Watson and Reis scored six points apiece, Shea Bailey added five points, and Ethan Landmesser chipped in with four points.

Waverly returns to action Monday when it hosts Thomas A. Edison, while Tioga is off until Jan. 3 when it hosts NEB.


IN PHOTO 1: Waverly's Liam Traub. ... PHOTOS BY TIM BIRNEY.

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