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February 16, 2013

C'town, Milford girls cruise

The Daily Star

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Sumer Murdock scored 22 points and Alannah Haggerty had 14 to lead top-seeded Cooperstown to a 67-24 girls basketball rout of visiting Beaver River in a Section Three Class C-1 quarterfinal Friday night.

Murdock sank three three-point field goals and Haggerty grabbed 12 rebounds for the state-ranked Redskins (17-2), who jumped to a 21-2 lead after one quarter en route to a 38-7 advantage at halftime.

“Haggerty was out of this world,” Cooperstown coach Mike Cring said. “Maggie Hall had six steals and played out of this world on their point guard, too.”

Hall helped limit seventh-grade point guard Emma Puddington to two points for eighth-seeded Beaver River (6-13), which received a team-best 10 points from Abby Cornell.

Liz Millea contributed 12 points, seven assists and five steals for Cooperstown, which advanced to a C-1 semifinal at Onondaga Community College on Wednesday. Cring said his team will play Herkimer or Frankfort-Schuyler at 6 or 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Milford 47, CV-S 19

Addy Lawson finished with game-highs of 19 points and 11 rebounds as 16th-seeded host Milford cruised past No. 17 Cherry Valley-Springfield in a play-in game for the Section Four Class D Tournament.

“We made some shots and played good defense,” said Milford coach Jim Weir, whose team held a 12-0 lead on its Tri-Valley League rivals after eight minutes. “The two Loucks girls (Lauren and Jordan of CV-S) are pretty good players and they didn’t get much.”

Lawson scored 12 points in Milford’s 20-9 third quarter, which gave the Wildcats a 45-16 lead. Lawson also had five assists, five steals and three three-pointers for Milford (10-7), which will play a first-round sectional game at undefeated top seed Franklin (15-0) at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Franklin plays Schenevus for the Tri-Valley League championship at 6 p.m. Saturday at Oneonta State.

STAC Championship

Oneonta High athletic director Joe Hughes announced Friday that admission to Sunday’s Southern Tier Athletic Conference championship game at the Binghamton University Events Center will cost $7 for children and adults.

State-ranked OHS (16-1) will play Horseheads for the STAC title at noon Sunday.


Four earn wild-cards

Four area wrestlers received at-large berths to the Division II state wrestling tournament, which runs Feb. 22-23 at the Times-Union Center in Albany.

Three hail from Unatego as Codie Nichols (145 pounds), Kevin Thayer (152) and Leland Slawson (160) advanced after top-three finishes in their respective weight classes during the Section Four D-II Tournament at the Broome County Arena in Binghamton last Saturday.

Thayer and Slawson earned runner-up finishes and Nichols placed third for the Spartans, who have an automatic state qualifier in 182-pound Section Four D-II champion Ryan Marszal.

Mike Beers, who fell to Marszal in the 182-pound sectional final, rounds out the area at-large selections. Also a wild-card pick last season, Beers will join teammate and 113-pound sectional champion Dylan Wood at states.

Other Section Four Division II wild-card picks are Odessa-Montour’s Joe Rorick (106), Maine-Endwell’s Kobe Garrehy (113), Whitney Point’s Sean Ballard (120) and Jordan Torbitt (145), and Marathon’s Dillon Hurlbert (220).

Marzsal and Wood were two of five area wrestlers who won sectional titles last weekend for automatic state berths. Bainbridge-Guilford/Afton teammates Chris Cirigliano (106) and Mark Viviano (195) won Section Four D-II crowns last Saturday, when Cooperstown’s Mikey Boyle earned the 120-pound Section Three D-II title at Onondaga Community College.


Section Three Class C

Erik Mebust, Matt Frevele, Luke Zenir and Sean Mebust won the 200-yard medley relay in a school-record time to highlight Cooperstown’s performance in the Section Three Class C championships Thursday at New Hartford.

The two Mebusts, Frevele and Zenir touched in 1 minute, 47.37 seconds to easily break the school record of 1:50.65.

Cooperstown finished third in the 12-team meet with 328 points. Holland Patent won with 442, followed by Weedsport at 343.

The 200 medley relay marked one of several Redskins school records set Thursday.

The Mebusts, Zenir and Eamonn Maguire broke the school record in the 400 free relay. They finished second in 3:36.45, eclipsing the mark of 3:38.96.

Both teams will compete at 12:30 p.m. Saturday in the Section Three State Qualifiers at Hamilton College.

Sean Mebust also qualified in the 200 individual medley and the 100 free. He won the 200 IM in 2:10.83 and finished second in the 100 free, in a school-record 51.35.

Erik Mebust qualified in the 100 backstroke and the 200 free. He finished second in the 100 back (58.77) and set a school record in the 200 free (1:56.06). The record in the latter event was 1:56.99.

Zenir will swim in the 100 butterfly and the 500 free. He lowered his school record in the 100 butterfly, touching second in 57.62. That took close to a second off his previous record.

The Redskins’ Aaron Idelson will compete Saturday in 1-meter diving. He won that event with a score of 331.80 points.