Waverly Wins Defensive Struggle Over Unioto for Sectional Crown

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Trailing 25-20 late in the third quarter, Waverly finished on an 18-9 run for a 38-34 Division 2 Sectional Championship win over Unioto, Saturday at Southeastern High School.

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The score remained close throughout the contest and saw the Tigers 31-27 lead cut to 31-30 in the fourth quarter, but Waverly went on a 7-1 sprint to 38-32, before the Shermans cut it to four for the final score of 38-34.

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The score by quarters saw Waverly up 9-8 after one period, but Unioto's Isaac Little drilled a three-pointer at the buzzer for a 20-18 lead at halftime. Unioto's biggest lead was 25-20 late in the third and held a slim 25-24 lead after three. Waverly got the strong finish for the 38-34 win.

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The Tigers shot 15/31 from the floor- including 3/7 from the arc for 48% and added 5/11 from the foul line. Unioto was 14/36- including 4/13 from the arc for 39%, and added 2/3 at the charity stripe. Both teams had 17 rebounds, with Waverly committing 10 turnovers and Unioto 7.

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Trey Robertson led the Tigers with 18 points, with Will Futhey adding 8, Tanner Smallwood and Zeke Brown each with 6 points. Futhey also had 7 rebounds.

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Unioto's Isaac Little led the Tanks with 17 points, while Josh Lambert and Reece Wheeler each had 5, Nate Keiser with 4 and Cam Debord with 3.

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(20-4) Unioto closes their season as SVC Co-Champs and sectional runner-up.

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(19-5) Waverly advances to the February 29th District Semi at the OU Convo vs Warren at 7pm. Warren outlasted Fairfield Union in overtime, 46-43.

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