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LANE | U of L Women Overcome Slaughter's Scare

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- U of L senior guard Antonita Slaughter is recovering in a local hospital after she collapsed during the Cardinals game Tuesday night with Missouri State.

Slaughter started the game and scored the first points for U of L. Then less than three minutes into the game, she was on the bench when teammate Tia Gibbs noticed she was in distress.  Coach Jeff Walz got a time-out and coaches and officials rushed to her aid.  

Slaughter, a Christian Academy grad, was unresponsive for a time on the floor in front of the bench and was taken out of the arena on a stretcher.  She was later responsive and answering questions from doctors after being taken to a Louisville hospital.  She'll likely be kept overnight for observation and further tests. 

"She's coherent, she's responding to questions and talking with her family," said coach Jeff Walz. "We're not sure and they're not sure what took place yet. I would say by tomorrow morning we should know more."

Walz was heading to the hospital after the game to provide updates for his team.

"Coach Walz told us at halftime that she was doing good, that she was conscious," said fellow Senior Shoni Schimmel.

Junior Bria Smith said "It's tough to see anybody get carried off the court on a stretcher. Definitely, to see Antonita in that position is hard for all of us because we're like sisters."

The Cards never lost focus on the court, shooting 56 percent for the game and winning 91-49 over the Lady Bears.

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