Waverly snaps Wheelersburg’s SOC II streak behind Robertson’s 36


Pirates fall to 7-1

By Jacob Smith - jsmith@aimmediamidwest.com



Waverly sophomore guard Trey Robertson scored a game-high 36 points in the Tigers’ 67-58 road win over Wheelersburg on Tuesday.

Waverly sophomore guard Trey Robertson scored a game-high 36 points in the Tigers’ 67-58 road win over Wheelersburg on Tuesday.


Jacob Smith | Daily Times

WHEELERSBURG – A rough shooting first half and a dry stretch to end Tuesday’s game for the Pirates were the deciding factors in Waverly’s 67-58 road win over Wheelersburg in SOC II play.

Oh, and a performance from Trey Robertson.

The Tigers sophomore guard scored a game-high 36 points in Waverly’s nine-point win over Wheelersburg to help improve his team to 8-2 on the season while the Pirates drop to 7-1 after their season’s first loss.

Tuesday’s loss for the Pirates marked their first regular season loss since a 52-46 loss to West Branch (February 3rd, 2018) and their first SOC II loss since a 62-40 loss at Oak Hill (January 19th, 2018).

After one quarter, Wheelersburg trailed Waverly 18-14. Pirates junior J.J. Truitt scored a game-high eight first quarter points, but his team still trailed by four after the first eight minutes.

Robertson’s best quarter of the night came in the second when the sophomore scored a game-high 15 second quarter points as part of his game-high 36.

Wheelersburg managed just four second quarter field goals (10 in the first half) as the Tigers would take a 13-point lead at 39-26 into the halftime locker room.

Truitt’s three as time-expired in the third quarter brought his team to within 10 at 51-41 for the first time since late in the second quarter.

Truitt’s three was also a spark for Wheelersburg’s fourth quarter push.

From there, the Pirates would go on a 14-2 run to cut Waverly’s lead to just one at 53-52 with 4:12 left in the game.

However, the state’s No. 1 ranked team in Division III according to Monday’s AP poll went scoreless in the final three-and-a-half minutes until Eli Swords and Kenny Sanderlin connected on a three apiece in the last-minute of the game.

Waverly would use a 14-6 run to close out Tuesday’s win over Wheelersburg by a nine-point margin.

Will Futhey scored 16 on seven-made field goals in Waverly’s win while Tanner Smallwood scored seven, Zeke Brown six, and Michael Goodman two.

Waverly will host Northwest on Friday while Wheelersburg travels to Eastern for SOC II play.

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Waverly 18 21 12 16 – 67

Wheelersburg 14 12 15 17 – 58

Waverly 67 (8-2, 5- 1 SOC II)

Tanner Samllwood 2 3-5 7, Trey Robertson 14 5-7 36, Will Futhey 7 0-0 16, Zeke Brown 2 2-4 6, Michael Goodman 0 2-3 2, Grayson Diener 0 0-0 0, Mark Stulley 0 0-0 0; TOTALS: 25 12-19 67; Three-point field goals: 5 (Robertson 3, Futhey 2)

Wheelersburg 58 (7-1, 5-1 SOC II)

Aaron Jolly 1 0-0 2, Matthew Miller 4 0-0 9, Eli Swords 4 0-2 12, Carter McCorkle 4 1-2 9, J.J. Truitt 6 1-1 15, Gage Adkins 1 0-0 3, Corey Maxie 0 0-0 0, Kenny Sanderlin 3 1-3 8; TOTALS: 23 3-8 58; Three-point field goals: 9 (Swords 4, Truitt 2, Miller, Adkins, Sanderlin 1 apiece)

Waverly sophomore guard Trey Robertson scored a game-high 36 points in the Tigers’ 67-58 road win over Wheelersburg on Tuesday.
https://www.portsmouth-dailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/28/2020/01/web1_IMG_3757-3.jpgWaverly sophomore guard Trey Robertson scored a game-high 36 points in the Tigers’ 67-58 road win over Wheelersburg on Tuesday. Jacob Smith | Daily Times
Pirates fall to 7-1

By Jacob Smith

jsmith@aimmediamidwest.com

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