Dee Roberts led all scorers with 17 points and Mike Fomby came off the bench and added 11 to lead Waverly to its seventh consecutive victory, a 57-29 CAAC Gold win over Eaton Rapids on Friday night.
The Warriors (7-2 overall, 4-1 CAAC Gold) had a tough shooting night, going 33 percent from the field including hitting just one of their 16 attempts from beyond the 3-point line, but did more than enough on the defensive end to win the game.
Waverly finished the second quarter on an 11-2 run to take a 26-15 lead at the break, despite hitting just 9 of their 31 shots from the field in the first half, and then held the Greyhounds without a field goal in the entire second half.
Despite the win, Waverly coach Craig Fields was not happy with his team’s performance, especially on the offensive end.
“We have some things to work on, but a win is a win is a win,” Fields said. “It was in the league, so that matters, but we have to play better.”
Taron Gentry led Eaton Rapids with 12 points and Garry Seay added nine for the Greyhounds (2-7, 1-3), who had 24 turnovers in the contest.
“We played pretty well defensively for the most part,” ER coach Luke Brown said. “Our goal was to hold them under 60, and we did a decent job of that. We just didn’t make our shots, and credit Waverly for that. They forced us to turn it over and rushed us on a lot of our jump shots.”