Okla. basketball player dies during game

By: From Wire Reports
By: From Wire Reports

CEMENT, Okla. (AP) - A high school basketball player in a small Oklahoma town has collapsed and died.

KFOR reports that ninth-grader Seth Martin collapsed and later died during a game Tuesday night in Cement.

Cement Public Schools superintendent Danny Pittman says Martin asked to be taken out of the game against Union City. Pittman says the high school player sat down and then stood up and collapsed.

Details of the death aren't being released, but doctors told staff at the school that Marin died after having a sporadic heartbeat.

Family friend Joyce Page says Martin was kind, gentle and caring. She says his death is not fair and is mind boggling.

Officials at Cement cancelled Wednesday night's basketball game.

Cement is about 60 miles southwest of Oklahoma City.

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