S-E 58, Cooperstown 52
Nicole Cring finished with 20 points, nine rebounds and four blocks, but state-ranked Cooperstown dropped a non-league game at Sherburne-Earlville.
“We were up by seven with 3:49 to go and we didn’t score again,” said coach Mike Niles, whose Redskins entered the game as the state’s 14th-ranked team in Class C. “We turned it over a lot and that was that.”
Mattie Dowdall scored the go-ahead points on a layup with 1:33 remaining, giving the Marauders (8-2) a 53-51 lead. Niles said Jordan Van Althuis secured the victory for S-E by hitting two free throws with about 20 seconds left.
Sumer Murdock contributed 14 points and Elizabeth Millea had 10 points and five steals for the Redskins (7-2), who were outscored, 17-5, in the fourth quarter.
CV-S 38, Worcester 24
Maddie Archer scored nine of her game high 14 points in the fourth quarter as host Cherry Valley-Springfield pulled away in the Tri-Valley League.
The Patriots closed on a 17-4 run.
“We came out with a little more intensity on defense in the fourth quarter and executed on the offensive end,” CV-S coach Terry Dubben said.
Jamie Thompson had seven points to lead Worcester.
Schenevus 56, Milford 53
Sierra Bentley, Sarah Mellor and Taylor Spranger scored 10 points apiece as host Schenevus won in the Tri-Valley League.
Karly Cairo and Ceara Marlow had eight points apiece for the Dragons (4-3, 4-2), who trailed, 20-10, after one quarter.
“We went to man-to-man,” Schenevus coach Tim Walke said of his team’s 18-5 run in the second quarter. “We started in a box-and-one on Addy (Lawson) and they were pounding ball in the paint. Then we went man-to-man and it was a tight game all the way through.”
Mataiah Waters had 13 points and Lawson finished with 11 for Milford.
CV-S 44, Edmeston 38
Olivia Hull scored a game-high 14 points to lead Cherry Valley-Springfield to a 44-38 Tri-Valley League girls basketball victory at Edmeston.
Lauren Loucks contributed 12 for the Patriots. Edmeston received 13 points from Sydney Smith and 10 from Katlin Talbot.
Milford 34, Worcester 27
Addy Lawson scored 16 and had 13 rebounds as Milford won on the road in the Tri-Valley League.
Marina Steele scored 10 points for Milford.
Cassie Sklenka and Jillian Perrillo scored seven points each to lead Worcester.
Sauquoit Valley 23
Cooperstown’s Elizabeth Millea scored 13 points and had seven steals in the Redskins’ Center State Conference home victory.
Sumer Murdock contributed a game-high 18 points. She scored eight in the first quarter, which ended with Cooperstown leading, 14-0. Nicole Cring contributed 11 for the Redskins.
Worcester 50, CV-S 47
J.T. Horne scored a game-high 22 points to lead host Worcester to an upset in the Tri-Valley League.
“This is a great win for our program,” Worcester coach Jim Kenyon said of his 3-5 squad. “The kids did everything we asked of them tonight offensively and we gave great effort defensively and on the boards.”
Horne made both ends of a 1-and-1 with eight seconds to cap the scoring.
“I need to recognize our point guard, Anthony Hewitt,” Kenyon said. “He did a great job of directing the offense for us.”
Kyle Jaquay scored 11 points and Isiah Montgomery contributed 10 points for Cherry Valley-Springfield.
Milford 65, Schenevus 47
Peyton Griffiths made 11 field goals en route to a game-high 27 points as Milford rallied for a road victory in the Tri-Valley League.
“He’s just such a playmaker,” Schenevus coach Kerry Mason said of Griffiths, who also went 4-for-6 at the foul line. “He’s explosive from the wing and when he gets into the paint, he just creates so much havoc for a defense. He can jump and once he gets in those creases, he can just go up over the top of people. And he sees the floor so well he can kick it out to Ward or Rutledge. He’s just a dynamic playmaker.”
Ward and Rutledge, who each sank three three-pointers, contributed 13 points apiece for the Wildcats, who turned a 16-8 first-quarter deficit into a 30-24 halftime lead.
Kevin Weinert complemented his season-high 24 points with 11 rebounds for the Dragons.
H-P 54, Cooperstown 48
Luke Zenir lowered his school record in the 100-yard butterfly, but Cooperstown suffered its first loss of the season as Holland-Patent won a Frontier League meet with a victory in the final event.
Zenir finished the 100 butterfly in 58.37 seconds for the Redskins (6-1), who received wins from Sean Mebust (200 individual medley, 2:14.93), Eric Mebust (100 freestyle, 54.05), Michael Kern (100 backstroke, 1:04.41) and Aaron Idelson (diving, 191.15 points).
Zenir, Sean Mebust and Idelson joined Matt Frevele for a triumph in the 200 medley relay (1:53.37) for the Redskins, who finished second in the 400 free relay (3:41.32) as H-P won the final event by four seconds to clinch the meet victory.
“It was the most exciting meet I’ve seen yet,” Cooperstown coach Cheryl Rock said. “Every event, the whole place was just going nuts. Holland-Patent has always had a great team. They’re Class B in swimming, so we did really well. I’ve never heard so much noise ever. The races were pretty intense.”
Cooperstown hosts Utica Proctor on Jan. 23.
Cooperstown 3, O-E 0
Katie Booan had 24 assists to lead visiting Cooperstown to a Center State Conference sweep of Oppenheim-Ephratah.
Caroline Leonard, Brooke Liner and Christina Grigoli contributed seven kills apiece for the Redskins, who cruised to a 25-11, 25-21, 25-16 victory.
Erin Hascup finished with 15 digs for Cooperstown.
Cooperstown placed 17th at the Central New York Tournament Saturday at Vernon-Verona-Sherrill.
Bainbridge-Guilford/Afton teammates Jamie Griswold (152) and Mark Viviano (195) won titles. Griswold won a 4-3 decision over Gage Patry of Vestal in their final. He finished 4-0, winning his other three matches with first-round pins.
Viviano won his fourth tournament of the season. He also won titles at the Clyde Cole in Oxford, the Windsor Christmas Tournament and the Oneonta Rotary-Ross Cordell Tournament. He went 4-0 at the CNY, beating Jim Laurenzo of New Hartford, 4-2, in the final.
Four other area wrestlers had top-four finishes: B-G/A’s Jesse Griswold (132) placed second; teammate Tim Parsons (138) was third; and the Cooperstown tandem of Jacob Miller (145) and Mikey Boyle (120) finished third and fourth, respectively.
Jesse Griswold, who also won crowns at the Cordell and the Cole, lost his second match of the year. He was pinned by Mohawk’s John Mazza at 3:15.
Miller won his consolation match against Mohawk’s Tim Rathbun, 10-2.
Boyle lost to Windsor’s Nate Hayes, 2-1, in the consolations.
Nate Miller’s forfeit victory at 126 pounds gave visiting Cooperstown a 12-11 lead after four matches, but Herkimer went on to win six of the next seven for a dual-meet triumph.
Jacob Miller interrupted that streak with a second-period pin of Jake Wheet at 145 pounds for the Redskins, who closed the dual meet with back-to-back victories by Kevin Segit (decision at 220 pounds) and JP Gertz (pin at 285).
Mikey Boyle also won for Cooperstown, earning six team points with a second-period pin at 120 pounds.
Cooperstown at Utica
Keith Thayer’s team-best 477 series included a 173 as Cooperstown’s boys lost, 5-0, at New York Mills on Friday.