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Odessa girls beat Waverly, 57-53

ODESSA—The Odessa-Montour girls basketball team traveled to face Waverly, Friday, Dec. 4, and won, 57-53.
"We led the whole game, but never by more than nine points," said Coach Greg Gavich.
The score at the end of the first quarter was 13-11, and by halftime it was 26-22.  Waverly came close in the third quarter, where Odessa led by one point, 37-36.  However, the girls kept the lead and won, 57-53.
Gavich said Rebecca Ayers led with 19 points and six assists.  He said Whitney Ayers had 18 points, five of which were three-pointers.  Michelle Melanson had 15 points, and Allison Stamp had five.
"Waverly is always one of the better teams in the league," said Gavich, adding that the win was a good one for Odessa.

Boys basketball
The Odessa-Montour varsity boys basketball team took the school's first win of the winter season in a game against Whitesville, Saturday, Nov. 28.
The Indians claimed victory 37-32, in the first basketball game of the season.  By the end of the first half, Odessa was leading 12-11.  Phil Smith, sophomore player, scored a three point shot just before halftime to put Odessa in the lead.
The Indians were not in the lead by the end of the third period, trailing 28-25.  Smith ended the third period with another shot from beyond the three point line.  However, the Indians took the lead in the final period of the game.  Trevor Carey scored one minute into the period, bringing the score up to 28-27.
Dan Stephens took the ball off of a rebound and scored, passing Whitesville's score.  Stephens also scored a three pointer, and later two successful free throws; the final shots of the game.  The end score was 37-32
"We didn't shoot ball all that well," said Coach Brad Clark
He said both Odessa and Whitesville were starting the season with rebuilt teams.  He added the Indians had a number of new freshmen and sophomores on the basketball team.  Clark said the new players "showed their youth" but also stepped up and took the win.  He said the team's seniors also provided guidance.
   


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