Waverly Tigers top Panthers, 79-44


By Chris Hoppes - choppes@aimmediamidwest.com



WAVERLY — The Miami Trace Panthers boys varsity basketball team played a non-conference game at Waverly High School Saturday, Jan. 26.

The Tigers won the game, 79-44.

Waverly came out with a 17-5 lead at the end of the first quarter. The Tigers led 43-15 at the half.

Waverly outscored Miami Trace by seven points in the second half.

Senior Austin Mathews led the Panthers in scoring with 19 points. He hit two of the team’s six three-point field goals.

Sophomore Cameron Moore scored seven points (including one three-pointer) and sophomore Dylan Bernard hit two three-point shots for six points.

Senior Ethan Dunn led the Tigers with 21 points.

Freshman Trey Robertson scored 10 points, junior Tanner Smallwood had eight points and sophomore Phoenix Wolf had eight points.

Sophomore Ethan Steele led the Panthers in rebounds with four. Junior Cody Brightman led the Panthers with two assists.

Senior Austin Brown blocked one shot and sophomore Logan Rodgers had one block. Mathews led the Panthers with two steals.

Smallwood led the game with seven rebounds for Waverly.

Marquez led the game for the Tigers with four steals.

Waverly connected on 32 of 62 shot attempts for 51 percent.

Miami Trace made 15 of 42 shots for 35 percent.

Waverly had seven turnovers while the Panthers had 22.

Miami Trace (1-16 overall) is back in action Tuesday at Wilmington with the freshman game starting at 4:30 p.m.

SCORE BY QUARTERS

MT 5 10 13 16 — 44

W 17 26 20 16 — 79

MIAMI TRACE — Austin Mathews 3 (2)-7-19; Cameron Moore 2 (1)-0-7; Dylan Bernard 0 (2)-0-6; Austin Brown 2-0-4; Ethan Steele 1-1-3; Logan Rodgers 0 (1)-0-3; Kyler Conn 1-0-2; Cody Brightman 0-0-0; Trevor Barker 0-0-0; Braden Osborne 0-0-0. TOTALS — 9 (6)-8-44. Free throw shooting: 8 of 12 for 67 percent. Three-point field goals: Mathews, 2; Bernard, 2; Moore, Rodgers. Field goal shooting: 15 of 42 for 35 percent. Three-point field goal shooting: 6 of 19 for 31 percent. Rebounds: 24 (4 offensive). Assists: 7. Steals: 5. Blocks: 2. Turnovers: 22. Personal fouls: 16. Bench points: 9. Second chance points: 4. Points off turnovers: 2.

WAVERLY — Ethan Dunn 7-7-21; Trey Robertson 2 (2)-0-10; Tanner Smallwood 4-0-8; Phoenix Wolf 3-2-8; Cody Remington 3-1-7; Cobe Marquez 1 (1)-2-7; Haydn Shanks 3-0-6; Payton Shoemaker 2-0-4; Zeke Brown 1-0-2; Gage Wheeler 1-0-2; Will Futhey 1-0-2; Jackson Wise 1-0-2; Mark Stulley 0-0-0. TOTALS — 29 (3)-12-79. Free throw shooting: 12 of 17 for 70 percent. Three-point field goals: Robertson, 2; Marquez. Field goal shooting: 32 of 62 for 51 percent. Three-point field goal shooting: 3 of 16 for 18 percent. Rebounds: 32 (9 offensive). Assists: 16. Steals: 11. Blocks: 0. Turnovers: 7. Personal fouls: 14. Bench points: 26. Second chance points: 8. Points off turnovers: 21.

By Chris Hoppes

choppes@aimmediamidwest.com