STAC GIRLS BASKETBALL: CHENANGO VALLEY USED BIG FOURTH QUARTER TO RALLY FOR 39-24 WIN OVER WAVERLY (24 PHOTOS)
(2024-02-08)Valley Sports Report
WAVERLY — Chenango Valley used a 14-0 run that bridged the final two quarters to rally for a 39-24 win over Waverly here Thursday night in STAC Central Division girls basketball action.
The Wolverines, playing without leading scorer freshman Ryleigh Judson, got six points from senior Paige Robinson in the first quarter, and three more from senior Ashlen Croft on Senior Night to take a 9-5 lead after the first eight minutes.
Eighth-grader Maci Wheeler drained a 3-pointer in a low-scoring second quarter that saw both teams score five points. Waverly led 14-10 at the half.
Chenango Valley, which made 5 of 29 shots (17 percent) from the field in the first half, made its first two shots of the third quarter — both by Molly Berg, including a 3-pointer with 6:59 remaining to tie the game at 15-15.
A bucket by Kamryn Hoyt with 5:06 left in the third quarter gave CV the lead, at 17-16 — its first lead since 2-0.
Waverly, which did not make a field goal in the third quarter, made six free throws in the next 2 1/2 minutes to take a 21-17 lead.
Hoyt knocked down a 3-pointer with 2:06 left in the third quarter to pull CV within a point, at 21-20.
Neither team scored again for nearly 3 1/2 minutes, but CV quickly made up for it with a short jumper in the lane off the glass by Hoyt to put them up for good, at 22-21, with 6:40 remaining in the contest.
About a minute later, Abby Rosengrant scored on a putback on the offensive glass, and was fouled. She missed the free throw, but Hoyt snared the rebound, and cashed it in to give the Warriors a 26-21 lead with 5:38 left in the game.
After a bucket by Berg made it 28-21, Gabby Cashman knocked down a 3-pointer with 4:35 remaining to make it 31-21.
Wheeler made a free throw 10 seconds later for Waverly’s first points of the quarter, but CV used a 6-2 spurt — with all the points from the free throw line — to take a 39-24 with 1:28 left in the game.
The Wolverines had just four field goals in the game, and were 15 of 21 from the free throw line.
Robinson led Waverly with nine points, while Croft added five points, and wheeler chipped in with four points.
Hoyt led CV with 11 points, while Berg had nine points, and Cashman, and Sophia Ashman chipped in with seven points apiece.
Waverly, now 9-8, wraps up the regular season Friday when it hosts Horseheads.
IN PHOTO 1: Waverly’s Brilynn Belles. … PHOTOS BY TIM BIRNEY.