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Lauren Hill travels with team to Berea, scores in return

Lauren Hill scores basket against Bethany College Lauren Hill scores basket against Bethany College
Lauren Hill sits on the bench with her teammates against Bethany College on Friday (FOX19) Lauren Hill sits on the bench with her teammates against Bethany College on Friday (FOX19)
Bethany College honors Lauren Hill with special warm up jerseys (FOX19) Bethany College honors Lauren Hill with special warm up jerseys (FOX19)
Lauren Hill joins her teammates on the floor during warm ups (FOX19) Lauren Hill joins her teammates on the floor during warm ups (FOX19)
BEREA, OH (FOX19) - Lauren Hill joined her Mount Saint Joseph teammates Friday in Berea, Ohio for "one more game."

Hill entered the game in the second half and scored a layup.

The Associated Press reported Tuesday that Hill was unlikely to play the game. 

Hill's first game was against Hiram College in front of more than 10,000 people at the Cintas Center on Nov. 2.  The game was moved up so she should play in it.  She finished the game shooting 2-of-3 with four points in her college debut.

Just seconds into the game, her dream came true on a play designed for only her known as “Lauren's Layup.” She nailed a layup with her non-dominant hand, because the tumor has affected her right hand, her dominant hand.

"It was so thrilling to get there and be able to put my foot down and just feel the roar of the crowd, and the vibration of the floorboards. I love it so much,” she said.

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That game was dubbed Hill's "one last game."

On Friday, Hill joined her teammates in Berea as the Lions' took on Bethany College (W. Va.) in the Baldwin Wallace University Invitational tournament. 

Prior to the game, Hill was seen jogging around and stretching. Bethany College honored Hill by wearing a special #22 warm up jersey. 

After player introductions, Hill joined her teammates on the bench and was given her sunglasses and earmuffs to wear on the bench.

Last year, as a high school senior in Lawrenceburg she committed to play basketball at Mount St. Joseph. Her coach says just 49 days after that, she announced the news that she was diagnosed with a form of brain cancer known as DIPG (Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma). A condition so rare, only about 150 cases are identified in children in North America each year. Because of the tumor, bright lights and loud noises become too much to take, forcing her to wear sunglasses and earmuffs while on the bench.

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