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2013-01-30 / Sports

Lady Hawks remain unbeaten with win at Lancaster

Girls Basketball


Cardinal O’Hara’s Aisha Shabazz puts up a shot in the opening minutes of O’Hara’s 56-46 win at Lancaster on Monday night. The Lady Hawks remain an unbeaten 16-0. 
Photo by Patrick McPartlandPurchase color photos at www.BeeNews.com Cardinal O’Hara’s Aisha Shabazz puts up a shot in the opening minutes of O’Hara’s 56-46 win at Lancaster on Monday night. The Lady Hawks remain an unbeaten 16-0. Photo by Patrick McPartlandPurchase color photos at www.BeeNews.com The winning ways continue for the Cardinal O’Hara girls basketball team.

The Lady Hawks improved to 16-0 on the 2012-13 season with a 56-46 road victory at Lancaster on Monday night. For O’Hara, it was their third win of the season against a Section VI team. They previously defeated Grand Island and Jamestown.

Monday’s win was one of the most impressive of the season for the Lady Hawks. Lancaster entered the game with an 8-3 overall record and had won four games in a row.

O’Hara continued its win streak behind a balanced scoring effort from Kelsey McCarthy, Keyonte Edwards and Sara DiPasquale. McCarthy led the team in scoring with 16 points, while Edwards and DiPasquale joined her in double figures with 12 points each. Aisha Shabazz added eight points, while Leah McDonell had six points and Jailyn Dickson had two.


Mount St. Mary senior Emma Sullivan drives toward the basket during a game against St. Mary’s of Lancaster on Monday night. The Thunder were 54-19 winners as Sullivan had seven points in the 10th win of the season for Mount St. Mary. 
Photo by Jim SmerecakPurchase color photos at www.BeeNews.com Mount St. Mary senior Emma Sullivan drives toward the basket during a game against St. Mary’s of Lancaster on Monday night. The Thunder were 54-19 winners as Sullivan had seven points in the 10th win of the season for Mount St. Mary. Photo by Jim SmerecakPurchase color photos at www.BeeNews.com After a tightly-contested first quarter, the Lady Hawks opened things up with a 19-13 second quarter to take a seven-point lead into halftime. They held on to a six-point lead entering the fourth quarter and outscored the Lady Redskins 15-11 to close out the game.

The Lady Hawks will return to league play on Friday when they will visit Christian Central Academy at 6 p.m. They will also be on the road next Tuesday and Wednesday as they will visit Sacred Heart and Buffalo Seminary before coming home to face Niagara Catholic next Friday. O’Hara currently has an 8-0 Monsignor Martin Association record.

Meanwhile, the Mount St. Mary Academy girls basketball team turned in a dominant defensive effort in defeating St. Mary’s of Lancaster, 54-19, on Monday. The Thunder held the Lady Lancers to just eight field goals and no Lady Lancer scored more than six points.

Shannon Pelitera led the Thunder in scoring with 13 points. She was the only member of the Thunder to finish in double figures. Julie Fleming had eight points, while Emma Sullivan had seven, Marly Wyzkowski had six, Samantha Barry had five and Elise Kreuz and Annie McGorry both had four.

The game got off to an inauspicious start for the Thunder as they were held to just three points and trailed 8-3 at the end of the first quarter. The Mount turned the game around in the second quarter with a 21-4 run to take a 12-point lead into halftime. The Thunder put the game away with a 14-2 third quarter and 16-5 fourth quarter.

The Thunder have now won two games in a row and have improved their overall record to 10-7 with a 4-4 MMA record. They will be home again on Wednesday as they host Sacred Heart Academy at 6 p.m. They will play at home on Monday at 6 p.m. as they will host Buffalo Seminary.

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