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Milford 49, Laurens 30

Dec. 28

Leanna West finished with a game-high 18 points and Samantha Harvey had 15 points to pace Milford to a win over Laurens in the consolation game of the Stamford Christmas Tournament.

The victory gave Wildcats coach Jim Weir his 400th career varsity win. 

“I’ve been blessed to have a lot of great players and a lot of great teams for 29 and a half years and that’s what it’s all about,’’ said Weir about the milestone.

Harvey scored 12 points in the first quarter for Milford, which outscored Laurens, 21-2, in the opening period and led, 26-12, at halftime.

West, an all-tournament selection, tallied 12 points in the fourth quarter for Milford, which outscored, Laurens, 16-5, in the final period.

Skyler White contributed a team-best 11 points, Gabriela Andrades recorded nine points and Meghan Saggese, an all-tournament selection, registered five points for Laurens, which outscored Milford, 10-5, in the second quarter and 13-7, in the third quarter.

The game did not count in the Tri-Valley League standings. 

Stamford beat Margaretville, 67-39, in the tournament finals, Saturday. 

Milford (5-4, 2-2) will visit Cherry Valley-Springfield for a TVL game at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8.

Notre Dame 66, Cooperstown 53

Dec. 28

Nine different players scored, but host Cooperstown fell to Notre Dame of Utica in the consolation game of the Dick White Holiday Tournament.

Meagan Schuermann led all scorers with 14 points for Cooperstown.

Ashley Kiuber and Kate Donnelly contributed 10 points apiece for Cooperstown, which got outscored, 19-11, in the second quarter and trailed, 39-31, at halftime.

Piper Seamon scored seven points, Gabby Woeppel and Dani Seamon tallied three points and Abby Ford, Natalie Fountain and Lindsey Trosset had two points apiece for the Hawkeyes.

Unatego beat Duanesburg, 62-38, in the championship Saturday, and Unatego's Hali Lucia won the MVP award. Schuermann made the All-Tournament team for Cooperstown, along with Morgan Perry of Unatego, Ajla Sedjic of Notre Dame and Duanesburg's Madison Meyer and Allison O'Hanlon. Cooperstown's Fountain won the sportsmanship award. 

Cooperstown (4-3, 2-0) will host Mount Markham (6-1, 1-0) in a Center State Conference Division III game at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 9.

Stamford 58, Milford 27

Dec. 27

Gwen Tompkins scored a game-high 16 points and Melanie Hoyt finished with 13 points to lead unbeaten Stamford to a first-round win over visiting Milford in the Stamford Christmas Tournament.

The Indians took a 17-5 lead after one quarter and outscored Milford, 20-5, in the second for a 37-10 advantage at halftime.

Hoyt recorded 10 rebounds for a double-double and also notched five assists, four steals and two blocks.

Tompkins scored seven of her points in the second quarter and also finished with seven rebounds.

The Indians also got 10 points, eight assists and seven rebounds from Leanna McAuliffe as well as 10 points from Georgia Lynch.

Leeanna West tallied a team-best 10 points and Teeghan Gale totaled eight points for Milford.

Duanesburg 56 Cooperstown 49

Dec. 27

Section II neighbor Duanesburg defeated Cooperstown for the second time this season, this time in the opening round of the Dick White Holiday Tournament. 

Cooperstown led, 12-9, after one quarter, and 26-23 at halftime, but the Eagles out scored Cooperstown, 33-23, in the second half, including 22-14 in the final quarter. 

Natalie Fountain had a double double for the Hawkeyes, with 10 points and 10 rebounds. Meagan Schuermann had six points and 15 rebounds while Kate Donnelly had 13 points and Piper Seamon had 10 points and nine rebounds for Cooperstown. 

Duanesbugh also gave Cooperstown its first loss of the season, 61-50, Monday, Dec. 9, in Cooperstown.  

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