Jack Lambert scored his 1,500th varsity point, but Cooperstown lost to Utica Academy of Science, 70-56, in a Center State Conference Division III game at Herkimer County Community College in Herkimer.
Lambert, a senior guard, is the third player in Cooperstown boys basketball history to achieve the milestone, following his former teammate, Tyler Bertram, and 1994 CCS graduate, Seth Schaeffer. He got the milestone with 1:44 left in the third quarter, and finished with a team-high 21 points.
However, the Atoms got a game-high 30-points from Ryan Maddox, and took control of the game in the fourth quarter, outscoring Cooperstown, 21-9.
UAS led, 49-47, after three quarters.
LaMarqus Merchant Jr. scored 20 points for the Atoms.
Calvin Sandler scored 11 points, John Kennedy had 10 points and nine rebounds and Ryan Lansing scored eight points for the Hawkeyes.
Cooperstown (17-2, 8-1) beat UAS (17-1, 8-1), 65-50, in a division game Dec. 10 in Cooperstown. Both teams won division games Tuesday: UAS won at Westmoreland, 71-44, and Cooperstown won at home for senior night against Sauquoit Valley, 68-33. Each team has one more division game left: UAS hosts Waterville Friday; Cooperstown plays Thursday at Mount Markham.
HP 57, Cooperstown 40
Cooperstown lost its first game of the season, falling to host Holland Patent.
The Golden Knights opened the game with a 14-8 run, and took a 14-point lead into halftime.
Jack Lambert had 20 points to lead the Hawkeyes. He also had eight rebounds, five assists, three steals and one block.
Calvin Sandler scored seven points and had two steals. Ryan Lansing had five points.
Cooperstown was missing senior center Noah Lifgren, who has been sick.
Cooperstown 64, Waterville 51
Piper Seamon scored a team-high 22 points and Cooperstown clinched the Center State Conference Division III title with a senior night win over visiting Waterville.
Cooperstown led, 13-10, after one quarter, but went on a 20-8 run in the second quarter for a 15-point halftime lead. A 20-15 advantage for Cooperstown in the third quarter put the game out of reach.
Molly Williams scored a game-high 25 points for Waterville (12-6, 5-2), which is second in the division to Cooperstown. The Hawkeyes also beat the Indians in Waterville, 57-45, Dec. 21.
Cooperstown got 11 points and nine assists from Kate Trosset, eight points from Ashley Kiuber and five points and six rebounds from Meagan Schuermann.
Cooperstown (13-5, 6-0) closes the regular season with division games at Westmoreland Thursday and Mount Markham Monday.
Cooperstown 49, HP 36
Piper Seamon scored a team-best 15 points to help Cooperstown secure a road win against Holland Patent in a Center State Conference non-division game.
Cooperstown, which lost at home to HP, 47-43, Dec. 10, had a four-point lead after the first quarter, and extended it to six before the half.
Kate Trosset had 11 points and six assists. Meagan Schuermann finished with nine points and 11 rebounds. Emilie Perez had eight points and eight rebounds.
HP’s Haedyn Roberts had a game-high 16 points.
Milford 32, SS 20
No. 9 Milford defeated No. 10 Sharon Springs in Tri-Valley League Tournament action.
Leeanna West scored a team-best nine points while pulling down eight rebounds in the win. Kaylee Kiser was also active on the glass, finishing with 10 rebounds to pair with her seven points. Milford shut out Sharon Springs in the second quarter, and allowed five total points in the first half.
Abby Reynolds led the way for Sharon Springs, finishing with 10 points. Jillian Bent hit the only 3-pointer of the game for either team and scored four points.