ELMIRA, N.Y. - A young Crusader team took a big step with their 64-44 win over Waverly in IAC boy's basketball action Tuesday.

"We have been playing pretty well for this early in the season, throughout the preseason and our first three games," Notre Dame Bill Hopkins said. "You never know with a young team how your team will respond, and when you can beat a well coached Waverly team by 20 points. We talked about answering a lot of questions if we won tonight and being able to jump over hurdles if you have a young team."

Notre Dame jumped out to a 17-9 first quarter lead and kept the Wolverines at bay the rest of the way.

Darius Garvin had 27 points to lead the Crusaders.

"Darius played the best game of his high school career," Hopkins remarked. "He had played just OK through the preseason and the first games. He just had a complete game today."

Devin Jackson helped out with nine points.

"Devin is very quietly becoming a very solid inside player with his athleticism and strength," Hopkins said. "His problem had always been catching passes and we had no confidence getting him the ball, and all of a sudden he is catching passes. Nice to see in an atmosphere like it was in our gym to see him perform and I think there is a very high ceiling with how far he can go."

Eric Brennan added six points while Jones McCaig added five. Hunter Thomas and Wyatt Martin had four points each, Nate Niles scored three with Sean Brown, Derek Marshall and Tom Agan netting two points apiece.

Patric Bronson led Waverly with 10 points and eight boards while Kyle Kuzma, Cody Marchese and Dylan Perry had seven points each. Marchese also had seven steals.

Tim Sutton added five, Zach Cooney had four with nine rebounds while Alex Uhl and Ryan McFarland scored one point each. Waverly was also scored two points on a ball that went in their hoop but wasn't registered to a specific player.

Waverly won the JV game 55-41 behind 16 points from Mack Brown.

The Wolverines host Edison while Notre Dame is at Newfield.

Sayre 60, Blue Ridge 35

Nate Williams scored 40 points to lead the Redskins to their second consecutive win over the Raiders in non-league boys' basketball action Tuesday.

Williams added seven rebounds and five steals in the win.

Jeremy Kyc had nine points and 11 boards for Sayre while Nick Skerpon scored five with six boards. Marshall Higley, Walter Wampole and Adam Wampole had two points each to round out the Redskin scoring.

Seth Murrelle also had seven assists in the win.

Sayre won the JV game 36-33 as Higley and Nick Sweet had 12 points each.

Sullivan County 63, Montoursville 45

The Griffins out scored Montoursville 41-23 in the second half to pull away for a Heartland Conference win Tuesday.

Kelby Mullen had 20 points to lead the way for Sullivan, shooting 8-for-12 from the field. He also had six assists and three steals.

Zach Meyer added 18 points, including five threes, while Connor Wylie and Derek Wilkins had 10 points each. Wilkins also had six boards.

Lucas Hatton chipped in with five points to round out the Griffin scoring.

Pierce Ranck led Montoursville with 20 points.

Sullivan won the JV game 38-35 as Sean Flannery had 20 for the Griffins.

Sullivan travels to South Williamsport on Tuesday.