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Indiana high school honors Hill for cancer fight

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LAWRENCEBURG, Ind. (AP) College basketball player Lauren Hill's Indiana high school retired her jersey number this weekend in honor of her inspirational fight to continue playing despite having brain cancer.

Hill told the crowd at Lawrenceburg High School on Saturday night that she thought she was simply coming to watch her old team play.

The 19-year-old freshman has gained attention for her efforts to play at Division III Mount St. Joseph in Cincinnati and raise money to research and treat cancer. She was diagnosed with brain cancer last year and has perhaps only months to live.

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