- BOYS BASKETBALL: Waverly's Zone Takes Out 10th-Ranked Norris
By Jeff Motz
WAVERLY---The famed Wahoo 1-3-1 zone defense came into play at Waverly High School Thursday night.
Only it was Waverly facing Class B 10th-ranked Norris, instead, and successfully used the zone to cool off any momentum from the Titans to earn a 43-34 upset.
Norris led 24-22 at halftime when Josh Gutzmer hit a three-pointer before the end of the half. The Titans had a 26-25 lead early in the third quarter before Waverly's zone-trap forced turnovers.
The Vikings also used a full-court press with a trap that helped them break out on a 12-4 run in the third quarter for a 34-28 lead. Plus, Waverly kept the Titans to 10 second half points, a season low.
Ross Sheridan led all scorers with 15 points for Waverly, on 6-of-8 shooting. Senior guard Dylan Janecek added 12 points, nine of which came in the first half.
Jakson Reetz led Norris (5-5) with 10 points.