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December 28, 2013

Cooperstown boys hang on for win in double-OT

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Park Summers’ team-high 23 points led Cooperstown to a 66-64 boys basketball victory in double-overtime Friday as the host Hawkeyes beat Cobleskill-Richmondville in the opening round of the Dick White Tournament.

Summers made a running layup along the baseline to tie the score at 58 at the end of the first overtime. Cooperstown (4-4) went on to take a three-point lead before fouling C-R sophomore Keenan Loder with about two seconds to go.

“It was on a three-pointer, nonetheless,” Cooperstown coach Dave Bertram said. “It was a crazy game.”

Bertram called a timeout after Loder made the first free throw. Loder then missed the second and intentionally missed the third. Cooperstown rebounded the miss and held on until time expired to clinch the victory.

Loder finished with a game-high 25 points for C-R, which will play Sidney in the consolation game at 6 p.m. Saturday.

Jordan Manikas, who also had a buzzer-beating layup, finished with 14 points for Cooperstown. Grant Davine scored 12 points and Christian Alexander had 10 for the Hawkeyes, who will play Fort Plain for the title at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

FP 51, Sidney 47

Nick Meno had a game-high 18 points, but Sidney fell to Fort Plain in the first round of the Dick White Tournament at Cooperstown.

The Warriors (2-4) were outscored, 30-19, in the second half.

“They changed up defenses (from man to zone) and really shut down Meno and (Bill) Kozak, and we didn’t have anybody else who could find the basket,” Sidney coach Mike Brazee said of the difference in the second half.

Trey Larson had 13 points and 11 rebounds for Sidney, which will play Cobleskill-Richmondville in the consolation game at 6 p.m. Saturday.

Aiden VanLoan’s 14 points paced Fort Plain, which will meet Cooperstown for the title at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

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