STAC BOYS BASKETBALL: WAVERLY CLINCHES DIVISION TITLE WITH 57-28 WIN OVER OWEGO
(2024-02-08)Valley Sports Report
WAVERLY — Waverly sewed up a division title with a 57-28 win over Owego here Wednesday night in Southern Tier Athletic Conference Central Division junior varsity boys basketball action.
“I’m very proud of all 13 kids,” said Waverly coach Mike Croft.
“We wanted to represent our program and all that we accomplished in the IAC,” he noted. “We wanted to see if we could replicate those same successes in the STAC.
“We’ve accomplished two-thirds of our goals so far — the Valley Christmas and a division title,” added Croft. “One more left, to compete for overall STAC title.”
Ben Shaw knocked down a 3-pointer, and scored seven points in the first quarter, and Bryce LaForest connected from behind the arc to help the Wolverines to a 15-9 lead.
LaForest pumped in eight points in the second quarter, and Carter Davies added six points to fly an 18-6 blitz that put the Wolverines up 33-15 at the half.
Porter Daddona scored five points in the third quarter, and Davies and LaForest each added four points in a 15-7 run that gave Waverly a 48-22 lead heading into the final eight minutes.
LaForest led Waverly with 19 points, including a pair of 3-pointers, six steals, and two assists, while Davies scored 15 points, and grabbed eight rebounds.
Daddona scored nine points, hauled down 12 boards, and blocked four shots in the win, while Shaw had nine points, three rebounds, and two assists, and Carson Rockwell added seven rebounds.
Waverly, now 16-1 and winners of 13 in a row, finishes the regular season Friday at Chenango Valley.