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UofL women's guard collapses during game

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – A University of Louisville women's basketball player was taken to an area hospital after she collapsed during a game against Missouri State Tuesday evening.

Guard Antonita Slaughter started for the Cards in the game against the Lady Bears at the KFC Yum! Center, but was subbed out after a little over two minutes into the first half.

Slaughter took her seat on the bench, then with a little over 17 minutes left in the first half she slumped over and began to have an episode similar to a seizure.

According to UofL Athletic spokesperson Kim Pemberton, Slaughter was taken to Jewish Hospital where doctors performed tests to find out what caused her to collapse. Pemberton said she was conscious and able to answer questions.

Despite the traumatic episode, Slaughter's teammates were able to pull out a 91-49 win. After the game Head Coach Jeff Walz said, "I'm telling you, and I know what happened to Kevin Ware was horrific, okay I mean it was just awful, but he wasn't going through almost convulsions, it looked like on the floor, and was not responding to anybody. What was going on? It was darn right scary."

Slaughter, who averages 10 points a game, is a senior at UofL and attended high school at Christian Academy of Louisville. Her ability to do it all on the court earned her a scholarship from the university. She comes from a basketball family, including her brother A.J. who played at Western and now plays professionally in France.

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