For Neuqua's Braasch, Hedrick, basketball is an escape
Dec 20, 2012 10:46 PM -
Kennedy Braasch sounded like a big sister with her parting words. "Be careful when you're talking to Allison," said Braasch, speaking of fellow Neuqua Valley senior Allison Hedrick. The only seniors on Neuqua Valley's basketball team are bound by their own separate pain, physical and emotional. Basketball brought them together as freshmen. Basketball, and friendships formed there, in part keeps them going. Four years ago, a day after Thanksgiving 2008, the Hedricks got a call that changed their life.