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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.

Oneonta 79, S-E 65

Jordan Gutierrez had a game-high 29 points and Paul Bischoff scored a season-high 24 points to lead Oneonta High to a victory over Sherburne-Earlville in the first round of the Unadilla Valley Tournament.

Austin Jasper had eight of his team-best 20 points in the first half for Sherburne-Earlville, which took a 28-22 lead into the break.

‘‘We feel like we didn’t match their intensity in the first half,’’ OHS coach Jerry Mackey said. ‘‘Jasper was a tough matchup.’’

Bischoff and Skylar Thompson each had 11 points, including two threes apiece, in a 31-point third quarter that gave the Yellowjackets the lead.

‘‘Bischoff and Thompson really stepped it up,’’ Mackey said.

Gutierrez hit three of his four three-pointers and scored 18 points in the fourth quarter, when Oneonta outscored Sherburne-Earlville, 26-16.

‘‘We’re happy with how we responded in the second half,’’ said Mackey, whose team had 57 points in the second half.

Oneonta (7-1, 5-1) will face Unadilla Valley in the championship game at 8 p.m. Saturday.

Sherburne-Earlville will play Oxford in consolation game at 4:15 p.m. Saturday.

UV 63, Oxford 40

David Dufresne scored a game-high 16 points to lead the host Storm to a win in the first round of the Unadilla Valley Tournament.

Dufresne had eight points in the second quarter, when Nate Shackleton contributed seven of his 14 points to help UV to a 33-18 advantage at halftime.

‘‘We stepped our defensive intensity up,’’ UV coach Matt Osborne said.

Unadilla Valley (6-1) will face Oneonta in the championship game at 8 p.m. Saturday.

Matt Moore had 14 points for Oxford, which will play Sherburne-Earlville in the consolation game at 4:15 p.m. Saturday.

Milford 52, SK 38

Will Ward hit three three-pointers en route to a team-best 19 points to help Milford to a first-round victory in the Pat Grasso Tournament at Laurens.

Ward had seven points in the third quarter, when the Wildcats (7-0) outscored South Kortright, 18-2.

“We just came out and played really well,” said Milford coach Frank Spurchise, whose team took a 23-21 lead into halftime. “To hold them to two points (in the third quarter) was the difference. We just kind of went on a run.”

Peyton Griffiths contributed 14 points and seven assists and Max Lang had 12 points and seven rebounds for Milford, which will play in the championship game at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Griff Metzko’s 19 points paced the Rams, who will play in the consolation game at 6 p.m. Saturday.

Laurens 71, Hancock 51

Mitchell Barra scored a team-best 19 points and grabbed eight rebounds to lead host Laurens to a victory in the opening round of the Pat Grasso Tournament.

Laurens went on a 22-6 run in the second quarter behind Mitchell Bara, Logan Barra, Edwin Rivera, and Jared Conklin, who contributed four points apiece. The Leopards held a 10-point advantage at halftime.

‘‘We got the press working and forced some turnovers,’’ Laurens coach Andy Carr said of the second quarter.

Laurens (5-2, 3-1) will face Milford in the championship game at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Eli Holton had a game-high 25 points, including four threes, for Hancock, which will play South Kortright in the consolation game at 6 p.m. Saturday.

Margaretville 49, Roscoe 34

Kyle Short scored all 18 of his points in the first half, leading Margaretville to a first-round win in the Downsville Tournament.

Short, who scored 10 points in the first quarter, also grabbed eight rebounds and hit four three-pointers. Matt Van Valkenburg contributed 13 points for the Blue Devils (5-1), who received seven rebounds and five steals from Cooper Reither.

Rob Taurino’s 11 points paced Roscoe, which will play Gilbertsville-Mount Upton in the consolation game at 3 p.m. Saturday. Margaretville advanced to the title game opposite Downsville at 4:30 p.m. Saturday.

Downsville 48, G-MU 36

Justin Baxter scored 10 of his game-high 17 points in the second quarter, leading the host school to a first-round victory in the Downsville Tournament.

Baxter hit both of his three-pointers in the period, when the Eagles outscored Gilbertsville-Mount Upton, 21-9, to take a 32-24 lead at the break.

Billy Smith contributed 13 points and Dave Doig had nine points and seven assists for Downsville (3-3), which plays Margaretville at 4:30 p.m. Saturday for the title.

Nathaniel O’Hara’s 13 points paced the Raiders, who will meet Roscoe at 3 p.m. Saturday in the consolation game.

RS 53, SS 33

Roman Hula finished with 27 points and 17 rebounds to lead Richfield Springs to a first-round victory in the Owen D. Young Tournament.

The Indians jumped to a 22-4 lead after one quarter en route to a 34-18 halftime cushion.

Richfield Springs will play host ODY at 7:30 p.m. Saturday for the title. Sharon Springs will meet Cherry Valley-Springfield in the consolation game Saturday.

ODY 72, CVS 34

Wyatt Crowley scored a team-high 14 points, but Cherry Valley-Springfield fell in the first round of the Owen D. Young Tournament.

Martin Collins had 16 of his game-high 28 points, including three threes, in the first quarter as ODY outscored CV-S, 22-7.

‘‘He was hard to handle,’’ CV-S coach Terry Brant said of Collins.

Cherry Valley-Springfield (2-5) will play Sharon Springs in the consolation game at 6 p.m. Saturday. Owen D. Young will face Richfield Springs in the championship game at 7:45 p.m. Saturday.

Deposit 42, Morris 31

David Schaeffer scored a game-high 11 points to lead visiting Deposit to a victory in the first round of the Ray Clement Tournament at Morris.

Deposit made 11 free throws in the fourth quarter, when they outscored Morris, 19-15.

Michael Murphy had a team-best nine points and Cameron Hill and Dillon Humphries each contributed seven points for the Mustangs, who received six points and a team-high 10 rebounds from Aidan Staib.

Morris (1-5) will play Brookfield in the consolation game at 3 p.m. Saturday.

Deposit and Edmeston will meet in the championship game at 6:30 p.m. Saturday.

Edmeston 54, Brookfield 47

Edmeston won a first-round game in the Ray Clement Tournament at Morris.

The Panthers will play Deposit at 6:30 p.m. Saturday in the championship game.

No other information was available at press time.