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College basketball player Lauren Hill practicing, but unlikely to play again amid cancer fight

  • FILE - In this Nov. 2, 104 file photo, Mount St. Joseph's Lauren Hill gives thumbs-up as she holds the game ball during her first NCAA college basketball game against Hiram University at Xavier University in Cincinnati. The freshman player is taking life day-to-day as a cancerous tumor in her brain grows. As part of her final push, Hill is raising money to research and treat the type of cancer that is taking her life. A big donation on Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014, pushed the total raised to more than $324,000. (AP Photo/Tom Uhlman, File)

    FILE - In this Nov. 2, 104 file photo, Mount St. Joseph's Lauren Hill gives thumbs-up as she holds the game ball during her first NCAA college basketball game against Hiram University at Xavier University in Cincinnati. The freshman player is taking life day-to-day as a cancerous tumor in her brain grows. As part of her final push, Hill is raising money to research and treat the type of cancer that is taking her life. A big donation on Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014, pushed the total raised to more than $324,000. (AP Photo/Tom Uhlman, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this Nov. 2, 104 file photo, Mount St. Joseph's Lauren Hill catches a pass and prepares to shoot during her first NCAA  college basketball game against Hiram University at Xavier University in Cincinnati. The freshman player is taking life day-to-day as a cancerous tumor in her brain grows. As part of her final push, Hill is raising money to research and treat the type of cancer that is taking her life. A big donation on Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014, pushed the total raised to more than $324,000. (AP Photo/Tom Uhlman, File)

    FILE - In this Nov. 2, 104 file photo, Mount St. Joseph's Lauren Hill catches a pass and prepares to shoot during her first NCAA college basketball game against Hiram University at Xavier University in Cincinnati. The freshman player is taking life day-to-day as a cancerous tumor in her brain grows. As part of her final push, Hill is raising money to research and treat the type of cancer that is taking her life. A big donation on Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014, pushed the total raised to more than $324,000. (AP Photo/Tom Uhlman, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this Nov. 2, 104 file photo, Mount St. Joseph's Lauren Hill, center, gets congratulated by teammates after scoring during her first NCAA college basketball game against Hiram University at Xavier University in Cincinnati. The freshman player is taking life day-to-day as a cancerous tumor in her brain grows. As part of her final push, Hill is raising money to research and treat the type of cancer that is taking her life. A big donation on Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014, pushed the total raised to more than $324,000. (AP Photo/Tom Uhlman, File)

    FILE - In this Nov. 2, 104 file photo, Mount St. Joseph's Lauren Hill, center, gets congratulated by teammates after scoring during her first NCAA college basketball game against Hiram University at Xavier University in Cincinnati. The freshman player is taking life day-to-day as a cancerous tumor in her brain grows. As part of her final push, Hill is raising money to research and treat the type of cancer that is taking her life. A big donation on Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014, pushed the total raised to more than $324,000. (AP Photo/Tom Uhlman, File)  (The Associated Press)

Lauren Hill practices only a few days a week now. It's unlikely she'll play in another basketball game, but she's accepted whatever happens.

The Mount St. Joseph freshman player is taking life day-to-day as a cancerous tumor in her brain grows. She got to play in one game on Nov. 2 after the NCAA gave permission to move it up because of her worsening condition. She made the first and the last baskets against Hiram College in front of more than 10,000 people.

As part of her final push, Hill has been raising money to research and treat the type of cancer that is taking her life. A big donation on Tuesday pushed the total raised to more than $324,000.

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