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Strambi powers Morristown in MCT

Elizabeth Strambi, a sophomore guard, was one of two players in double figures when third-seeded Morristown defeated No. 14 Parsippany Hills 45-31 in a Morris County Tournament first round game on Saturday, Feb. 6.

Strambi, who had 18 points, also had three steals, three assists and two rebounds for the Colonials. Senior forward Abby Schubiger ended with 15 points, seven rebounds, two steals and an assist for Morristown.

The Colonials will clash with No. 6 Montville in Saturday's quarterfinals at Morris Knolls.

Chatham 71, Villa Walsh 40 

The fifth-seeded Cougars, behind 19 points, seven rebounds and six blocks by sophomore forward Veronica Kelly and 17 points by Cassie Falone, beat No. 12 Villa Walsh on Saturday, Feb. 6 to advance to the MCT quarterfinals.

Chloe Blanc was the third Chatham player in double figures, ending with 12 points. The Cougars (13-6) will meet fourth-seeded West Morris in the quarterfinals.

For the Vikings, Erin Fisher dropped in 12 points. Shea McGuire had nine for Villa Walsh, now 9-8.

Jefferson 51, Morris Hills 26

Kelly Squier was hot from outside the arc, firing in five 3-pointers to help the second-seeded Falcons get past 15th-seeded Morris Hills in a MCT first round game on Saturday, Feb. 6.

Taylor Langan chipped in with 10 points for Jefferson (16-2).

Morris Hills (7-9) was topped by Frankie Perna's six points. The Falcons have an MCT quarterfinal date with seventh seeded M 

West Morris 51, Morris Knolls 42

Julia Driebe, a senior guard, erupted for a career-high 22 points to highlight No. 4 West Morris' MCT first-round win on Saturday, Feb. 6.

Driebe netted eight of her points in the fourth quarter to buoy the Wolfpack.

Ilissa Webb posted 11 points for West Morris.

Morris Catholic 60, Morristown-Beard 21

The Crusaders, tied 6-6 with the Crimson after the first quarter, outscored Morristown-Beard 25-2 in the second period to gain a 31-8 lead in MCT opening round action on Saturday, Feb. 6.

Morris Catholic, the top seed, received 14 points from freshman Danielle Mills.

Julia Rossetto added nine points for the Crusaders. Stella Johnson, Sophie Fischer and Haley Driscoll had six points apiece for Morris Catholic, which will oppose ninth-seeded Hanover Park in the quarterfinals.

Mendham 55, Randolph 34

Senior guard Grace Gaffney converted seven 3-pointers to propel No. 7 Mendham in opening-round MCT play on Saturday, Feb. 6.

Ashley Gehrin followed Gaffney with 12 points.

Ranolph was paced by Jennie LaMancuso, who had 16 points.

Montville 35, Whippany Park 26

Senior guard Kelly O'Reilly had 16 points to power No. 6 Montville to a win over No. 22 Whippany Park in MCT first round play on Friday, Feb. 5.

Jordan Strickland and Lauren Minardi had nine and six points, respectively, for the Mustangs (12-7).

Gwyneth Gaynor had nine points and four rebounds for the Wildcats (6-11). Montville will take on third-seeded Morristown in the MCT quarterfinals.

West Morris 45, Montville 37

Senior guard Ilissa Webb ended with 17 points when West Morris defeated Montville on Thursday, Feb. 4.

Maddie Selvaggi had a double-double (10 points, 10 rebounds) for the Wolfpack, who outscored the Mustangs 10-3 in the closing period to pull away after leading by one at the end of the third quarter. West Morris (18-3) won for the ninth time in its last 10 games. 

Kelly O'Reilly, a senior guard, had 21 points for the Mustangs.

Chatham 46, Mendham 45

Sophomore guard Camryn Davies registered a career-high 18 points on six 3-pointers and classmate Veronica Kelly, a sophomore, had 10 points, six blocks and nine rebounds to pace the Cougars on Thursday, Feb. 4.

Davies fired in a pair of 3-pointers in the fourth quarter to help Chatham fight back from a 38-31 deficit. One of those 3s put the Cougars (12-6) on top to stay, 40-37.

Ashley Gehrin totaled a game-high 22 for the Minutemen (10-6).

Whippany Park 47, Boonton 43

Senior Mayada Ahmed made all seven of her free throws in the fourth quarter when the Wildcats outscored the Bombers 20-15 to secure the win on Thursday, Feb. 4.

Ahmed had 15 for Whippany Park (6-16) and Jenna Holleran followed with 14.

For Boonton, Rhiannon Groll had a game-high 22 points. The Bombers are 4-14.

Sparta 40, Randolph 28

The Spartans, buoyed by Paige Smith's 23 points, defeated the Rams to even their record at 8-8 on Thursday, Feb. 4.

Smith had two of Sparta's five 3-pointers. Erin Walsh grabbed 10 rebounds for the winners.

Randolph's Alana Miniovich had eight points. Jennie LaMancuso had seven points for the Rams (6-10).

Hanover Park 50, Madison 36

Ava Gammo erupted for 23 points and had five rebounds to spark the Hornets on Thursday, Feb. 4.

Alexa Bursese and Alexa Petrozzino chipped in eight points apiece for Hanover Park (15-3).

Kelsey Stites and Emily Seymour took down five rebounds each. The Dodgers dropped to 5-10.

High Point 41, Jefferson 33

The Wildcats raced out to an 18-8 first-period lead and never trailed on the way to a win over the Falcons on Thursday, Feb. 4.

High Point (14-3) was powered by Margo Peterson's 16 points. Maddy Smith had eight of her 10 points in the final quarter when Jefferson (15-2) cut its deficit to two points.

Taylor Langan had 17 points for the Falcons.

Morris Catholic 51, Pequannock 30

The Crusaders (15-2) triumphed behind Stella Johnson's 13 points and five rebounds on Thursday, Feb. 4.

Johnson also had four steals and a pair of blocks. Julia Rosetto had nine points and Danielle Mills ruled the boards with nine rebounds.

Pequannock (14-3) received seven points from Jen McGrogan.

Mountain Lakes 50, Parsippany 27

The Lakers (9-6) opened a 15-2 lead on the way to a win over the Red Hawks on Thursday, Feb. 4.

Krysta Rigby was one of three Mountain Lakes players in double figures with 12 points. Jenny Smith and Jessica Torch were right behind her with 11 points apiece.

Nicole Hill of Parsippany (6-11) led all scorers with 13 points.

Kinnelon 37, Butler 31

Vanessa Knops had 10 points to fuel the Colts' balanced attack on Thursday, Feb. 4.

Kinnelon (8-10) assumed a 15-4 lead in the first quarter.

Butler's Taylor Russnak and Samantha Flinn had 10 points apiece.

West Morris 50, Chatham 41

Ilissa Webb's seven-point fourth quarter was critical when West Morris rallied to defeat Chatham on Tuesday, Feb. 2.

Webb, a senior, finished with 18 points. Benni Emiliano also was in double figures with 15 points, including eight in the decisive fourth quarter. Emiliano took down seven rebounds.

Veronica Kelly had 16 points for the Cougars.

Randolph 40, Montville 27

Kiera Cesareo, who recently returned to action after reconstructive knee surgery, had 17 points to highlight the Rams' win over Montville on Tuesday, Feb. 2.

Jennie LaMancuso and Alana Miniovich had six points apiece for Randolph (6-9).

Kelly O'Reilly had 16 points for the Mustangs (11-6).

Morristown 49, Parsippany Hills 27

Abby Schubiger scored 16 points when Morristown beat the Vikings on Tuesday, Feb. 2.

Tori Lombardi ended with 11  points and three steals for Parsippany Hills (8-8).

Mikaela Dredden had 11 rebounds and four steals for the Vikings.

Mountain Lakes 27, Dover 18

Julia Aasma netted 12 points to power the Lakers on Tuesday, Feb. 2.

Krysta Rigby followed Aasma with seven points. The Lakers (8-6) assumed control with a 12-4 third quarter.

The Tigers (2-14) received six points from Angela Galvis.

Butler 32, St. Elizabeth 26

Taylor Russnak had six points and eight rebounds to boost the Bulldogs (6-9) on Tuesday, Feb. 2.

Melissa Konopinski added five points and brought down 15 rebounds for Butler.

Elizabeth Kilgore posted 11 points for St. Elizabeth (5-11).

Morris Catholic 56, Whippany Park 26

Freshman forward Danielle Mills had a solid all-around game for the Crusaders on Tuesday, Feb. 2, scoring 14 points, bringing down five rebounds and handing out five assists.

Her senior sister, Rachel, and Stella Johnson notched 12 points each for Morris Catholic (14-2). Julia Rosetto was the fourth Crusaders player in double figues with 11 points.

Senior guard Sabrina Ahmed had 12 points, four rebounds and three assists for the Wildcats (5-10).

Hanover Park 53, Parsippany 30

Ava Gammo keyed Hanover Park's win over Parsippany on Tuesday, Feb. 2 with a 14-point effort.

Alexa Petrozzino contributed nine points for Hanover Park (14-3). Alexa Bursese, Meghan Macaluso, and Kelsey Stites added seven points apiece.

Nicole Hill had 14 points for the Red Hawks.

Jefferson 63, North Warren 19

The Falcons, behind Taylor Langan's 21 points, posted their 15th victory on Tuesday, Feb. 2.

Ashley Hutchinson and Julia Murawinski added eight apiece for Jefferson.

Kelly Vuz had nine points for North Warren.

Mendham 44, Morris Knolls 22

Ashley Gehrin, a senior guard, had 19 points, 11 in the opening half, to propel the Minutemen (10-5) on Tuesday, Feb. 2.

Courtney Bundschuh had eight points to aid Mendham's attack.

Christi Conroy had eight points for the Golden Eagles. Krista Mitarotonda had eight rebounds for Morris Knolls, now 7-8.

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