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Peel honored by UAA

Emily Peel, a West Morris High School graduate and Long Valley resident, was named University Athletic Association (UAA) Women's Basketball Athlete of the Week following her performance in leading Carnegie Mellon to a 1-1 mark in UAA play over the weekend of Feb. 3. It's the third time Peel has received the honor this season.

Murphy, Younghans spark Gettysburg College

Cori Younghans and Caroline Murphy have proven to be valuable to the Gettysburg College women's basketball team this season. Younghans, a graduate of Roxbury High School, has started 7-of-19 games for the 11-8 Bullets, who have won their last seven games. The sophomore guard is averaging 5.1 points and 2.7 rebounds. She has made 10 3-pointers, third-best on the team. Younghans attained a season-high 12 points in a loss to York earlier this season. She often contributes in every statistical category, posting assists, rebounds and steals.   Murphy, also a sophomore, has started two games for Gettysburg and is averaging 7.6 points and 5.1 rebounds. She…

Towns, Kelly starting for MSU

Theresa Towns of Morristown and Colleen Kelly of Rockaway are starting for the Montclair State University basketball team. Towns, a sophomore guard, and Kelly, a junior forward, are averaging 10.0 and 4.6 points per game, respectively, for MSU (8-5). Towns has started all 14 games and also averages 2.8 assists and 3.3 rebounds. Kelly, a graduate of Morris Hills High School, has started 13 games and is averaging 4.6 points and 5.1 rebounds. Her 22 blocks are second-best among the Red Hawks.

McMahon stellar for Amherst

Katie McMahon of Denville was one of three players on the Amherst College field hockey team to earn 2011 Longstreth/NFHCA All-America honors. McMahon, a junior forward, was named to the third team for the second consecutive season.

Faasse made switch to defense with ease, excels

Heather Faasse distinguished herself while at Jefferson High School by being involved in three sports and earning 12 varsity letters. "It made me feel like I accomplished something," Faasse said. "I did something that not many people do. A lot of kids focus on only one sport."