POMPTON LAKES _ Boonton's Cyndia Green made a nifty, powerful move to the basket midway through the fourth quarter, dropping in an apparent layup.
It appeared that Green was fouled on the play and would be going to the free throw line. Instead, Green, a freshman guard, was charged with an offensive foul, her fifth, and was headed to the bench.
HANOVER _ No matter how substantial the lead, Whippany Park coach Tom Wilson always warns his team about the possibility of an opponent making a run.
Wilson reminded the Wildcats, who went into the locker room at halftime holding a 12-point lead, again when they played Harrison on Wednesday, Feb. 29.
EAST HANOVER _ After two meetings with Parsippany this season, Hanover Park had a good idea what was coming.
The Red Hawks likely would double team Lauren Daughtery and Ilana Ilutzi, meaning others would have to take on more responsibility.
WASHINGTON TWP. (Morris) _ Shayna Ericksen's older sister, Alyssa, was annoyed but resisted sending a text or saying anything until West Morris had secured a 72-59 victory over Plainfield.
Alyssa didn't want to do anything that would disrupt Shayna's game and her shot at 2,000 points by confronting her about "borrowing" a designer purse earlier in the day.
BUDD LAKE _ Rachel Mills, the point guard for St. Mary's of Denville, can actually feel the camaraderie when she and her teammates take to the basketball court.
"We've known each other for a long time and it makes for a friendly vibe," Mills said. "It makes playing together easy. We work really well together."
FLORHAM PARK _ The sharpshooting Flaherty sisters - Kayla, Cassie and Kristen - have contributed to Jefferson's success in recent years by scoring an abundance of points.
Now Jay, the youngest of the Flaherty siblings, has proven equally valuable to the Falcons, serving as an Amanda Berntsen-type player during a scrimmage earlier this week.
MENDHAM _ Jamie Cossolini never minds setting up Jill Raia or any of her other Morristown-Beard teammates.
Cossolini drove the lane then kicked the ball out to Raia, who fired in back-to-back 3-pointers in the fourth quarter.
Nothing is lacking when it comes to the Jefferson girls basketball team.
The Falcons have height, experience, depth, fine guard play, a strong inside presence, some speed and a dependable 3-point shooter.
SPARTA _ The thought crossed Fred Geffken's mind in the second half as the minutes and seconds ticked off the scoreboard bringing him closer to the end of a stellar coaching career.
"This is it," said the voice in Geffken's head. "This is it."
CLIFTON _ Tough. Very difficult. Certainly not impossible.
That's how St. Elizabeth senior Melissa Feeney viewed the Panthers' Non-Public B semifinal swim meet against Mount St. Dominic on Tuesday, Feb. 21.