Friday night’s varsity basketball doubleheader between Lafayette and Senatobia in the LHS gym turned into a life or death situation for one Commodore.
Senior forward Sherquan Herod collapsed on the floor during the second quarter of the boys’ contest due to a medical emergency that revolved around his heart stopping. Herod, who was making his second start of the season, was sitting on the bench when he suddenly landed face-first onto the floor after suffering from the cardiac-related episode.
Lafayette administrators and LHS boys coach Nacoma James immediately came to the aid of Herod, who was previously diagnosed with a heart murmur and had to be cleared by a doctor prior to playing this season. Herod was unresponsive when personnel first responded to him on the floor.
An automated external defibrillator and CPR were administered to Herod in an attempt to get his heart beating again and make him responsive prior to the arrival of an ambulance crew from Baptist Memorial Hosptial-North Mississippi. (January 16, 2012, Page 7)