The main event will come before intermission on Monday in Cooperstown, but the nightcap won’t be bad either. 

Bursey Gymnasium will host an attractive basketball doubleheader with the South Kortright girls and Milford boys facing off against the Coopertown varsity squads. 

At 5:30 p.m., in a battle of the unbeatens, South Kortright (10-0), the No. 2-ranked team in Class D will play Cooperstown (12-0), the No. 2 ranked team in Class C. 

“We know they are very good,” Cooperstown coach Mike Niles said about SK, which plays in the Delaware League. “They are a contender to win Section Four Class D.”

The game will also feature two of the guards in the area, with SK junior Tori Rockefeller matching up with Cooperstown junior Liz Millea. Both players were in the top five in scoring this season in The Daily Star coverage area.  

After the girls game, Milford (11-0, No. 18 in Class D) will play at Cooperstown (6-6) in a varsity basketball game for the first time in more than a decade. 

“The Cooperstown game should be very competitive,” Milford coach Frank Spurchise said. “Many of the boys know each other and have played against one another in the past. It is a great game for our team because it will help us prepare for a tough sectional schedule ahead. Cooperstown a quick, talented team with players that can shoot the ball and defend. The proximity of the our two schools should provide an intense and entertaining game.”

The Hawkeyes are led by younger players, with freshman Tyle Bertram and junior Christian Alexander leading the team in scoring. Milford is a senior-led team with center Max Lang, and guards Will Ward and Peyton Griffiths leading the team

The next night, Cooperstown will travel to South Korthright (8-2) to take on another top boys Class D team. 

Cooperstown athletic director Mike Cring said that he tried to schedule a girls game between Milford and Cooperstown, too, but that he was unable to schedule it this season. 

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