College player fights tumor for moment on court

(AP Photo/Tom Uhlman)

CINCINNATI (AP) Lauren Hill is the last player to take the court for the 6 a.m. stretch before basketball practice. She's moving slowly today.

The freshman wearing the blue No. 22 Mount St. Joseph jersey has days like this lately. Days when the inoperable tumor squeezing her brain also saps her energy and robs her of coordination. Days when it would be easy just to stay in bed.

Not a chance. Since her diagnosis a year ago, she makes sure no opportunity gets wasted.

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