BLOG — Lafayette’s boys basketball game with Senatobia in the LHS gym Friday night was postponed until a later date due to a medical emergency that involved a Commodore player.Senior forward Sherquan Herod is in stable condition at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi Friday night after he collapsed on to the floor during the contest. Herod stopped action early in the second quarter after he fell out of his chair on the bench and into the flow of the game.
Lafayette administrators and head coach Nacoma James immediately came to the aid of Herod, who apparently suffers from a heart murmur. Herod, who was cleared to play basketball this season by a doctor two weeks ago, was unresponsive when personnel first responded to him on the floor.
An automated external defibrillator and CPR was administered to Herod in the attempt to get his heart beating again and make him responsive prior to the arrival of an ambulance crew. Herod was wheeled out of the gym on a stretcher and taken to the hospital where he was further examined by doctors at the hospital. He was scheduled to remain in the hospital through the night. Tests to determine how or why Herod fell on the floor were not made public.
Lafayette Athletics Director Anthony Hart, who performed CPR on Herod, made an announcement shortly after Herod’s exit that the game was being postponed until a later date. Senatobia led the contest 19-15. (January 13, 2012)