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Tournament Definitely Sweet for UNC Women's Basketball Team

by Mary Ruth last modified Nov 06, 2012 11:48 AM
Tournament Definitely Sweet for UNC Women's Basketball Team

Senior forward Jessica Breland is back on the court this year after completing cancer treatment. Photo by Tamara Lackey.

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - March Madness is well underway, and the UNC Women's Basketball team, led by senior forward and cancer survivor Jessica Breland, is ready to play ball. After a win against the University of Kentucky in a second round game last night in the NCAA tournament, the UNC Women's Basketball team has advanced to the Sweet Sixteen.

It's all the more sweet for Jessica Breland – this is her comeback year after completing treatment for Hodgkin's lymphoma. In honor of Jessica's comeback, Coach Sylvia Hatchell and the team established the Jessica Breland Comeback Kids Fund to support pediatric cancer at UNC with a plan to give cancer a full court press.

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