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All-Star Game is last hurrah

MORRISTOWN _ For one last time, Katlyn Bridges, Benecia Emiliano and Ilissa Webb pulled on their West Morris jerseys. Bridges, one third of the trio that met while playing on travel teams when they were younger, admitted that she felt "a little sad."

MCGBCA All-Stars are feted

MOUNTAIN LAKES _ Morris Catholic didn't possess the depth required to play a full 32 minutes with Saddle River Day School in a North Non-Public B semifinal. The Crusaders, though, had Stella Johnson, who did all she could to ensure the outcome was respectable. Every other second, it seemed that Johnson, a senior, was on the move or zoned in on the ball.

Wildcats garner sectional title

SUSSEX _ Depending on what side you were playing for or rooting for, the sight of Jefferson's two standouts - Taylor Langan and Julia Murawinski - sitting side by side on the bench in foul trouble for long stretches was a blessing or a nightmare. Langan, the Falcons' point guard, sat out in excess of 13 minutes after encountering foul trouble. Murawinski, a senior post player, was out for nearly 12 minutes of the first half.

Crusaders come up short at RAC

PISCATAWAY _ Morris Catholic came up short on a long floor in a North Jersey, Non-Public B semifinal. Coach Rich Fachet wasn't making excuses for the Crusaders' 61-57 setback to Saddle River Day School on Sunday, March 6 at Rutgers Athletic Center, he was simply stating the facts.

Falcons thrive with defense

JEFFERSON _ Back in November, Jefferson decided to make defense its focal point. The Falcons had players who could put the ball in the net. They had the other aspects of the game in order. Their "D" had been effective enough but coach James MacDermid felt its was necessary to perfect it even more.

Chatham rallies to state win

CHATHAM _ Veronica Kelly admires Chatham teammate Chloe Blanc for her ability to stay composed, no matter what. That's why Kelly was glad Blanc, a fellow sophomore, was the one standing on the free throw line most often in overtime.

Montville rallies past Indian Hills

MONTVILLE _ Derek Lynn estimates it was about 10 minutes before Montville raised the level of its game. The Mustangs had a rough time at the start of their North Jersey Section 1, Group III opener on Monday, Feb. 29, trailing Indian Hills by six points after the first quarter.

Three-sport standout has been on scoring tear

HANOVER _ Mount Olive's Sarah McEvoy has been on a scoring tear of late, chasing a milestone that did not seem possible until a few weeks ago. Three of McEvoy's last four offensive efforts were 30 or more points, including a career-high 36 against Vernon on Feb. 23.

Johnson, Crusaders dispatch Morristown

RANDOLPH _ Morris Catholic's Stella Johnson expects to see nearly all of Morristown's starting five at a New Jersey Panthers training session on Sunday. Over the last few summers, Johnson, whose 13 points and eight rebounds helped the top-seeded Crusaders to a 48-27 victory over Morristown and a fourth consecutive Morris County Tournament title on Friday, Feb. 26 at County College of Morris, has been teammates with many of Colonials in the highly regarded AAU program.