“(It was a) back and forth, two-point game all the way to a minute and a half (left),” Cooperstown coach Dave Bertram said.
Sawyer Haney and Nico Knull had 10 and nine points, respectively, for Cooperstown.
Richfield Springs 55,
Keegan Wheelock-Tanner made his second basket count in a big way Friday night.
Wheelock-Tanner’s layup fell through at the buzzer as Richfield Springs escaped with a 55-54 Tri-Valley League boys basketball victory at Cherry Valley-Springfield.
“Keegan got the ball on the wing, drove to the hoop and made a left-side, backhanded layup,” said CV-S coach Terry Brant, whose team rallied from a 27-16 halftime deficit to take the lead in the fourth quarter. “It rolled around the rim and went in at the buzzer. The buzzer was going off as the ball went in.”
The shot capped a five-point night for Wheelock-Tanner, who also went 1-for-2 at the foul line. Joseph Kelly scored a game-high 21 points and Steven Holland had 11 for the Indians.
Kyle Jaquay finished with 18 points and eight rebounds for the Patriots (8-6, 5-5), who got 10 points from Wyatt Crowley, 11 rebounds from Ethan Drugatz and three threes from Jake Ostrander.
CV-S, which was at Milford on Wednesday after deadline, hosts Worcester on Friday for senior night.
Richfield Springs 51,
Vanessa Miller finished with 12 points and 11 rebounds as Richfield Springs won at home in the Tri-Valley League.
Ashley Fuller grabbed 13 rebounds and Kaity Richvalsky scored 10 points for the Indians, who outscored Cherry Valley-Springfield, 20-10, in the fourth quarter.
Lauren Loucks scored 16 points to lead the Patriots, who received 13 from Maddie Archer.
CV-S hosts Worcester on Friday.
Taylor Spranger scored six of her game-high 16 points during a 15-3 fourth-quarter run that lifted visiting Schenevus to a Tri-Valley League victory. With the win, and Friday’s win over Worcester, the Dragons have clinched a share of the Tri-Valley East title.