Cooperstown eighth-grader Meagan Schuermann scored a varsity-high 18 points as the Hawkeyes downed Poland in a battle of Center State Conference division basketball  leaders, 67-29.

The Hawkeyes, who are undefeated in CSC Division III, scored 25 first-quarter points, including 10 from Emilie Perez, to open an 18-point advantage entering the second.

At halftime the deficit was 23, at 39-16.

Division IV leader Poland outscored Cooperstown, 11-9, in the third quarter, but a 19-2 fourth quarter gave the Hawkeyes the blowout win.

Schuermann hit one of Cooperstown’s four threes on the way to her game-high 18 points. She also had a varsity-high 10 rebounds to complete her double-double, as well as five steals and two assists.

Perez went 4-for-4 from the foul line to join Schuermann in double digits with 12, while also recording five rebounds and three steals. Kate Trosset had 10 points, five assists and three steals.

Cooperstown (7-4, 4-0) is at Frankfort-Schuyler on Thursday and hosts Adirondack on Monday in CSC non-division games.

Jennifer Sergott led Poland with 12 points.

Cooperstown 67, Poland 29

Cooperstown ...... 25 14 9 19 – 67

Poland ...... 7 9 11 2 – 29

Cooperstown (7-4, 4-0): Abby Ford 0 1-2 1, Ashley Kiuber 1 0-0 3, Meagan Schuermann 5 7-8 18, Lauren Vibbard 3 0-2 6, Baileigh Behan 0 0-0 0, Kate Trosset 5 0-2 10, Kate Donnelly 2 0-0 5, Hailey Seamon 1 1-2 3, Piper Seamon 2 2-4 7, Natalie Fountain 1 0-0 2, Emilie Perez 4 4-4 12. TOTALS 24 15-24 67.

Poland (4-6, 4-0): Taylor Clark 1 0-0 2, Sarah Ahles 0 0-0 0, Jennifer Sergott 5 2-8 12, Victoria Rommel 1 0-0 2, Heather Artz 2 0-0 4, Amanda Sweet 1 1-2 3, Jamie Weakley 2 0-0 4, Emily Walther 0 0-0 0, Sidney Tabor 0 0-0 0, Destiny Humiston 0 0-0 0, Kirstyn Kasprzyk 0 0-0 0. TOTALS 13 3-10 29.

Three-point field goals: C 4 (Kiuber, Schuermann, Donnelly, P. Seamon); P 0.

Cooperstown 63, Westmoreland 14

Jan. 4

Freshman Gabby Woepple had a game-high and varsity high 12 points to lead host Cooperstown to a commanding win in a Center State Conference Division III game Friday. 

Cooperstown held Westmoreland to just two points per quarter in the first half, building a 35-4 lead. The Bulldogs best effort came in a six-point fourth quarter.

Woepple, a back-up forward, also had seven rebounds for Cooperstown, which had 11 players score. Senior point guard Kate Trosset had nine points, three assists and three steals. Junior Natalie Fountain had four points and a team-high nine rebounds.  

Megan Patterson led Westmoreland (1-9, 0-3) with six points. 

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Cooperstown 56, S-E 48

Jan. 5

Jack Lambert scored 27 points as Cooperstown outscored Sherburne-Earlville, 18-8, in the fourth quarter for a 56-48 comeback win on Saturday at Utica College in the Mohawk Valley Hoop Classic.

The game went into halftime tied at 27 before S-E surged ahead by two at the end of the third. The Hawkeyes defense held S-E to single digits in a quarter for the first time and had their most productive quarter offensively to come back and win.

Lambert made nine field goals, one of them a 3-pointer, and went 8-for-10 from the line to lead the Cooperstown offense. He also had five rebounds, three steals and three assists.

John Kennedy recorded a double-double for the the Hawkeyes, scoring 10 points and grabbing a team-high 12 rebounds.

Ryan Lansing scored seven and Noah Lifgren scored six along with nine rebounds.

Cooperstown 56, S-E 48

Cooperstown ...... 12 15 11 18 - 56

Sherburne-Earlville ...... 17 10 13 8 – 48

Cooperstown (12-0): Ryan Lansing 3 0-0 7, Calvin Sandler 1 3-4 5, Spencer Lewis 0 0-0 0, Kyle Santello 0 0-0 0, Ja-Lah Wimberly 0 1-2 1, Jack Lambert 9 8-10 27, Jesse Furnari 0 0-0 0, Ben Tafuro 0 0-0 0, Kyle Meyer 0 0-0 0, Noah Lifgren 3 0-2 6, John Kennedy 5 0-0 10.

Sherburne-Earlville: Rodriguez 0 0-0 0, Irwin 1 2-2 5, Posson 4 1-3 9, Lane 11 0-3 24, Oley 0 0-0 0, Hill 3 1-3 8, Bing 1 0-0 2. TOTALS 20 4-11 48.

Three-point field goals: C 2 (Lambert, Lansing); SE 4 (Lane 2, Irwin, Hill).

Milford 56, Schenevus 30

Jan. 4

Wynn Williams scored 17 points as Milford topped Schenevus on the road in a Coaches vs. Cancer game in the Tri-Valley League.

The Wildcats opened a 38-14 lead at halftime and expanded the deficit to 26 at the end of regulation.

Williams narrowly missed a double-double, recording nine rebounds along with his game-high 17 points. Steven Pickwick scored four and equaled Williams for the team high with nine rebounds.

Garrett Mertz scored nine for the Wildcats while leading scorer Cian Hall scored eight in his first game since Dec. 23.

“He (Hall) hadn’t touched a ball until that night (Friday) so he was rusty,” Milford coach Greg Eggleston said. “But he still offers a lot for us. Having him on the floor still helped.”

Garrett Bentley paced Schenevus with 11 points. Chris Walke had nine and Alex Brundage had eight for the Dragons.

Milford 56, Schenevus 30

Schenevus ...... 3 11 6 10 – 30

Milford ...... 15 23 11 7 – 56

Schenevus: Dillon Gaske 0 0-0 0, Dylan Brundage 0 0-0 0, Chris Walke 4 1-3 9, Wyndam Spooner 1 0-0 2, Alex Brundage 3 2-2 8, Garrett Bentley 4 0-3 11, Ethan LePre 0 0-0 0, Ryan Schneider 0 0-0 0. TOTALS 12 3-8 30.

Milford: Garrett Mertz 4 0-0 9, Neil Cotton 0 0-0 0, Nick Bosc 0 0-0 0, Cameron Cintron 0 0-0 0, Cian Hall 3 1-2 8, Andrew White 0 0-0 0, Garcia 2 0-0 6, Connor Stanford 1 2-2 4, Steven Pickwick 2 0-0 4, Alex Gutierrez 3 0-1 6, Wynn Williams 8 1-3 17, Sean Kenyon 1 0-0 2. TOTALS 24 4-8 56.

Three-point field goals: S 3 (A. Brundage 3); M 4 (Garcia 2, Hall, Mertz).