Sheehan, Nihill lead O’Hara past Notre Dame

Mary Sheehan and Hannah Nihill led the way for Cardinal O’Hara, the No. 1-ranked team in Delaware County, in a 51-35 nonleague girls basketball victory over Academy of Notre Dame in the annual Kevin Cain Foundation game Saturday.

Sheehan, a sophomore forward, netted 12 of her game-high 14 points in the first half, which saw the Lions (15-2) score 20 points in the opening eight minutes. Nihill, a sophomore guard, added 11 points and freshman guard Molly Paolino added eight points for O’Hara.

Alex Kane played well in defeat with 13 points for the Irish.

Proceeds from the game went to the Kevin Cain Foundation, which provides financial assistance for cancer victims. Cain was a basketball coach and athletic director at Archbishop Prendergast, as well as the director of the Billy Lake Memorial Summer Basketball League.

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