Prep boys basketball: Cameron-Northwestern called off due to mid-game injury

A Cameron player crashed into a wall early in the second half. Play stopped for about 40 minutes while he received medical attention and officials later canceled the game.

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A boys basketball game between Heart O’ North heavyweights Cameron and Northwestern was canceled Tuesday, Feb. 2, after a player hustled for a loose ball and collided with a wall.

Early in the second half, and immediately after Northwestern erased an 18-point deficit to tie the game, a Cameron Comet streaked through the baseline corner to chase an errant pass in transition. He went headlong into the wall and fell to the floor.

The player appeared to lose consciousness and briefly convulse. The athletic trainer sprinted across the court to the corner of the gymnasium to tend to him. Both squads retired to the locker rooms, leaving the approximately 150 spectators to watch silently.

Within minutes, the player moved his feet. The first paramedic arrived in about 30 minutes, and soon after, the player was helped to a sitting position, apparently conscious and in a neck brace, to a standing ovation from the crowd. Further details on his condition were not immediately known.

Shortly thereafter, a Northwestern official announced over the public address system that the game had been “canceled due to mutual agreement.”


The two teams will face off Saturday, Feb. 6, in a previously scheduled game in Cameron. The Comets and Tigers are the top two teams in Heart O’ North Conference play.

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