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Udell, Malman power Mendham

BASKING RIDGE _ Mendham sophomore guard Aubree Udell made a quick jersey switch at the start of the fourth quarter, swapping her No. 5 for Erin Morris' No. 14. The change was necessitated by a scratch Udell sustained on her wrist during a game against Union. Blood got on her jersey so she was forced to borrow from Morris, sidelined with an injury.

Career-high 38 for Ericksen

BASKING RIDGE _ After three quarters, West Morris' lead in its game against Linden had swelled to a robust 16 points. The Wolfpack had been in control for awhile, building a sizeable advantage with a 20-9 showing in the third quarter.

Falcons win despite key injury

MOUNTAIN LAKES _ Jefferson sophomore Imani Brown was perfectly content with her situation this season. Brown figured she'd see a fair amount of minutes and ease into being a member of the varsity squad.

Vikings rebound with "W"

HANOVER _ Villa Walsh's players made a pact not long after last Thursday's 33-point setback to Morris Catholic. The Vikings, urged to have a team conversation by coach Margo Connors, agreed that the gap between them and the Crusaders was wide but chose not to view the loss as a negative. They put their heads together and made the decision to zero in on what junior guard Kerri Clifford termed "the little things."

Wildcats have many strengths

HANOVER _ Whippany Park has dazzled with 3-pointers early in the season, building substantial leads. The Wildcats, though, are well aware their long-term game plan can't revolve solely around baskets from beyond the arc.

Deep Morris Hills now 3-0

ROCKAWAY _ Morris Hills' bench is seemingly endless. For the first time in awhile, the Scarlet Knights can go nine, even 10 deep, and that may prove to be their greatest asset.

Rams' pressure too much for Morris Knolls

DENVILLE _ Each and every game, from start to finish, Randolph has the same intentions: To press and frustrate. Why not? The athletic and experienced Rams have the personnel necessary to defend the entire court and cause turnovers.

New look for Morris Tech

DENVILLE _ It would have been understandable if Morris Tech took a bit of time to find its way this season. The Devils, after all, had a standout in four-year starter and 1,000-point scorer Jill Hub. A pass inside to Hub often resulted in a basket.

Kelly inspiring Colonials

MORRISTOWN _ Not many players have had the distinction of playing in the Morris County Girls Basketball Tournament final for all four years of high school. New Morristown coach Tara Kelly did and she still considers it one of the highlights of her career.

Giuliano spurs MC in 1st start

EAST HANOVER _ As a freshman, Morris Catholic's Alexa Giuliano played in the shadow of Jeane Drury. It's not that Giuliano minded one bit. She didn't expect to see excessive action with the multi-talented Drury, now at Pace University focusing on softball, around.