Two schools, separated by more than 250 miles, came together in another heartfelt moment on Friday night in Hiram.
The Mount Saint Joseph women’s basketball team, located in Cincinnati, paid a visit to Hiram to cheer on the Terriers against Albion (Mich.).
Mount Saint Joseph had played at Baldwin Wallace earlier in the evening and wanted to support Hiram in its game against Albion (Mich.). In addition, the Lions wanted to pass along a gift of appreciation to the Terriers.
The team’s last met on Nov. 2, at the Cintas Center on the campus of Xavier.
The game, originally scheduled for Nov. 15 at Hiram, was moved up and to Cincinnati to accommodate Mount Saint Joseph freshman Lauren Hill and her wish to play “One Last Game. Hill has an inoperable tumor.
Hill finished the game with four points as Mount Saint Joseph defeated Hiram. Everyone involved in the contest was deemed a winner.
On Friday, Mount Saint Joseph presented the Terriers with a framed “Play for 22” shirt, signed by the entire team.
Earlier in the evening, Hill appeared in her second game of the season for the Lions and finished with two points.
Hiram College was honored to participate in such a special game earlier in the month. Our thoughts and prayers are with Lauren, her family and the Mount Saint Joseph community.