Mimi Rubino scored 12 points as seventh-seeded Morris Catholic defeated 26th-seeded Parsippany, 53-21, in the first round of the Morris County Tournament, in Denville. Fey Idera finishd with 11 points and five rebounds for Morris Catholic. Emma Duerr had eight points and five rebounds. Danielle Mills added eight points. Morris Catholic will go on to face 10th-seeded Kinnelon in the second round, on Saturday.
Eleanor Alix finished with a game-high 21 points for Kent Place in its 54-37 win over Brearley. Erin Cronin had 12 points and five rebounds, Maggie Russell added seven points and seven rebounds, and Abby Jonathan contributed three points, eight rebounds, five assists and five steals for Kent Place.
Emma Wax made a game-winning 3-pointer at the buzzer as as Montville defeated Mendham, 44-41, in Mendham. Wax finished with 14 points for Montville, which trailed 36-33 after three quarters, closed the game on an 18-8 fourth quarter run. Jane Beiermeister added nine points and Jordan Strickland had eight points, six rebounds and four steals.
Angela Saric scored 17 points and grabbed 12 rebounds as ninth-seeded Indian Hills defeated 24th-seeded Emerson Boro, 52-42, in the first round of the Bergen County Tournament in Oakland. Indian Hills plays the winner of eighth-seeded Northern Highlands and 25th-seeded Fort Lee in the second round Jan. 28.
Sydney James (25 points, 10 rebounds, 3 assists), Rain Lynch (6 points), Megan Miller (6 points) and Annie Cate Fitzpatrick (12 rebounds) led the host Trinity Catholic girls basketball team to a 41-34 victory against District 5A-5 leader The Villages on Tuesday night. Trinity shot 11-for-11 from the foul line in giving the Buffalo their first loss in district play this season.
Julianna Kascic scored 16 points including nine shots from the foul line, while collecting 10 rebounds, two assists and two blocks in a 53-47, win over Kent Place, in Summit. Aria Myers scored 17 points with four rebounds, three blocks and steals to give Paramus Catholic and Jalynn Felton scored six points while hauling in 14 rebounds and collecting three blocks and a steal. They combined for 35 rebounds, seven assists, six blocks, and eight steals. Paramus Catholic led Ken
Vanessa Lomakin scored 12 points and Cassandra Clark chipped in with nine points for DePaul in its 51-48 victory over Paramus Catholic in Paramus. DePaul led 13-9 after the first quarter and outscored Paramus Catholic 19-15 in the third quarter to extend a 21-19 halftime lead. Jalynn Felton recorded a double-double with 14 points, 17 rebounds and four blocks for Paramus Catholic. Julianna Kascic scored 12 points and hauled in eight rebounds.
TRINITY CATHOLIC 64 UMATILLA 39 At Umatilla, freshman swingman Sydney James had a huge Tuesday night, posting a near-quadruple-double with career highs in points (31) and steals (11) to go along with 10 rebounds and 8 assists, to lead the Celtics. Each of those numbers, except rebounding (where she has an 11.5 rpg average), were above her season averages (16.6 ppg, 4.5 spg, 3.3 apg) entering the contest. Teammates Raine Lynch (10 points, 3 steals) and AnnieCate Fitzpatric
Eleanor Alix scored a game-high 19 points in Kent Place's 58-30 win over Elizabeth at Elizabeth. Kent Place entered halftime with a 31-20 lead and maintained their pace with 27 second half points. Maggie Russell scored 15 points and Eric Cronin added 11 in the victory. Elizabeth's leading scorer, Aajah Salters, recorded 15 points.
Jordan Strickland and Emma Wax scored 14 points and 13 points respectively in Montville's 53-44 win over West Morris at Montville. West Morris led 26-25 at the half, but was outscored 28-18 in the second half. Lauren Minardi filled her stat sheet, tallying 10 points, six rebounds, six assists and five steals for Montville. Amanda Gorski secured 12 rebounds in the win.