- GIRLS BASKETBALL: Waverly Avenges Tourney Loss To Norris
By Jeff Motz
WAVERLY---The tempo Thursday night resembled the Waverly Holiday Tournament championship a week ago, when Norris beat Waverly 34-33.
But Class B 5th-ranked Waverly changed their game plan to beat fourth-ranked Norris 45-33 at the Waverly Gym.
The difference, a 3/4 court press that forced the Titans to commit turnovers and the Vikings capitalizing.
Following a 11-all game after the first quarter and a 20-20 game at halftime, the Vikings (6-2) got a basket from Emily Clarke off a turnover, then Brianna Boender scored and Ashley Cook scored off another turnover to build up a 28-23 third quarter lead.
Mikenzie Delgado extended the Waverly lead to 31-25 at the end of the quarter with a three-pointer.
Amanda Cook led all scorers with 13 points for Waverly, while Ashley Cook added 10 points.
Dani Meierhenry and Anna Barent each had eight points to lead Norris, who fell to 7-3.