Herkimer 69, Cooperstown 63
Despite a double-double effort from John Kennedy, Herkimer snapped visiting Cooperstown’s 10-game win streak in a match between Center State Conference division leaders.
Kennedy finished with team highs of 26 points and 20 rebounds, but Division III leading Cooperstown trailed most of the game, including 37-33 at halftime and 53-49 after three quarters.
Jordyn Lanaux scored a game-high 42 to lead the division II leading Magicians (8-6, 5-0) to their fifth straight win.
Spencer Lewis hit four 3-pointers to follow with 15 points, while Kaishaun Jefferson and Kendall Haney each scored 10 points. Jefferson had five rebounds, with Haney and Lewis each getting three assists.
Joe Senchyshyn notched 10 rebounds and Ryan Lansing posted a team-high four assists.
Cooperstown (10-3, 6-0) will host Edmeston at 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25.
Milford 51, Franklin 30
Lawson Williams logged 10 of his game-high 18 points in the third quarter to give host Milford a Tri-Valley League win on senior night.
The Wildcats honored seniors Cameron Cintron, who scored five points and had a team-best four steals, Jayden Vass and Tanner Morrissey.
Williams grabbed a team-best nine rebounds and three steals for Milford, which led, 28-26, at halftime and outscored Franklin, 18-1, in the third quarter.
“We made a couple of adjustments at halftime which really paid off,’” Milford coach Greg Eggleston said.”We wanted to play solid defense and we came out and executed on that.”
Louis Banks finished with 11 points, including three 3-pointers, while Riley Stevens tallied nine points, with 3-pointers for Milford. Ethan Jubar notched four points and Sawyer Eckberg (two points) pulled down eight rebounds for the Wildcats.
Matt Serrao contributed a team-best 11 points, including two 3-pointers, for Franklin. The Purple Devils started the game on a 12-0 run and held a 17-11 advantage after the first quarter.
Milford (6-7, 3-4) will visit Windham at 4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23.
Cooperstown 63, UAS 46
A double-double from John Kennedy and 10 points from Chris Ubner helped Cooperstown win its 10th straight game with a victory over Utica Academy of Science in Center State Conference Division III.
A 15-5 run in the third quarter helped the Hawkeyes expand on a 29-25 halftime lead.
Kennedy paced the Hawkeyes with 22 points on 10 field goals and a pair of foul shots, while also collecting a team-high 18 rebounds and three blocks.
Ubner hit two of Cooperstown’s four 3-pointers, totaling 10 points on four field goals.
Spencer Lewis followed with seven points as well as five rebounds and three steals, while Ryan Lansing totaled seven points with six assists and four rebounds. Kaishaun Jefferson contributed six points.
Morris 60, Milford 48
Scott Murphy led all scorers with 21 points as Morris evened its record with a Tri-Valley League win over visiting Milford.
The Wildcats took a 24-23 lead into halftime, but the Mustangs owned the second half, 37-24.
Murphy had eight baskets, one of them a 3-pointer, and hit four free throws to finish with 21. He also passed out seven assists.
Scott Strain hit four from long range to follow with 18 points for Morris. Hamid Williams had eight points and Matt Burtis had seven along with four steals and nine rebounds.
Lawson Williams totaled 17 points to lead Milford, and completed a double-double with 14 rebounds.
Cooperstown 53, SK 39
Piper Seamon had nine of her game-high 12 points in the second half to lead Cooperstown to a non-league win at South Kortright.
The Hawkeyes outscored the Rams, 30-17, in the second half after taking a one-point lead into halftime.
Cooperstown also received eight points in the second half from Ashley Kiuber, including seven points in the third, and two 3-pointers in the fourth quarter from Lindsey Trosset (eight points).
Seamon connected on two 3-pointers while Kiuber hit one for the Hawkeyes.
Kate Donnelly and Gabby Woeppel joined Trosset with eight points each.
Lacey Eckert recorded a team-best 10 points and Sonia Reeves grabbed a season-best 12 rebounds for South Kortright. The Rams also received seven points from Kassidy Wright and six points from Azalyn Brunson.
Cooperstown (10-3, 4-0) will host Holland Patent in a Center State Conference non-division game Friday, Jan. 24.
Cooperstown 59, LF 51
Piper Seamon had a game-high 21 points and Meagan Schuermann had 12 points and 17 rebounds to help Cooperstown squash a comeback by host Little Falls in a Center State Conference battle of division leaders.
Division III leading Cooperstown led all game, including 26-18 at halftime, and 43-29 after three quarters. But the Mounties, leaders in Division II, outscored the Hawkeyes, 22-16, in the fourth quarter to make the game tight.
Seamon also had five rebounds, five assists and six steals. Ashley Kiuber had nine points, three steals and seven rebounds for Cooperstown.
Kylie Kress had 18 points, Riley Dunn had 16 points and Olivia Lindsay had 14 rebounds for Little Falls (6-8, 5-0).
Franklin 58, Milford 23
Kayla Campbell contributed 14 of her game-high 22 points in the first half to guide host Franklin to a Tri-Valley League win over Milford.
Campbell, who also grabbed six steals and six assists, registered five 2-pointers, three 3-pointers and went 3-for-4 from the free-throw line for Franklin, which held a 38-14 advantage at halftime.
The Purple Devils also received eight points each in the first half from Marissa Campbell and Maddie Ackley. Ackley finished with 11 points and six rebounds while Campbell logged all her points in the first half for Franklin.
Leeanna West recorded a team-best 16 points, including four field goals and 7-for-9 from the foul line, for Milford.
Cooperstown 3, Waterville 1
Samantha Vezza had 19 kills and Natalie Brotherton had 24 digs and 33 assists as Cooperstown won in four sets over visiting Waterville in a Center State Conference Division III match, 25-20, 24-26, 25-18. 25-18.
Riley Jubar had 11 kills, Stuart Nelson had 15 digs, Marisa Phillips had 20 digs, Tess DiLorenzo had 21 digs and Stephanie Rudloff-Rico had 26 digs for Cooperstown.
Alvia Neff had 22 digs and Gwynneth Williams had 17 digs and 12 assists for Waterville (7-7, 1-4).