March 3, 2015

Andie Lennon is rarely rattled when teams unleash their best defenders on her. You see, life has thrown tougher opponents in the Secaucus senior’s path.

Lennon was in third grade when her mother, Eileen, was diagnosed with breast cancer.

She rarely left her mom’s side as Eileen put up the fight of her life, for her life.

Eileen Lennon is, as Andie puts it, “a nine-year survivor and going strong.”

So having her and her dad, James, in the crowd is always a blessing. But having them there Friday night as Secaucus beat Lincoln, 54-34, in the Hudson County tournament girls basketball final was something special.

She was selected most valuable player after finishing with 23 points and five rebounds in the title game as the Patriots won the first county championship in that sport in school history.

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