Saturday, March 9, 2013

GIRLS BASKETBALL: Cardinal O'Hara topples Methacton

The first half of Friday night’s game between Methacton and Cardinal O’Hara had a bit of an undertaker vibe.

The O’Hara girls were burying threes with amazing ease in the PIAA Class AAAA girls basketball opening round game at Bonner-Prendergast High’s gym. Methacton, on the other hand, was digging a hole for itself that was almost too deep to allow escape.

The second half was a different game. O’Hara didn’t make a three-point basket the entire half and the Warriors outplayed the team from Delaware County for long stretches in both the third and fourth quarters.

Methacton closed to within six in the final half of the fourth quarter. But, the experienced Lions, who are ranked third in the state, withstood the surge and held on for a hard-fought 46-34 victory.

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