BANGOR, Maine — Fort Fairfield girls basketball coach Larry Gardner said sophomore guard Emma Campbell is fine after she collapsed after Tuesday night’s 40-37 win over Calais in their Class C North quarterfinal at the Cross Insurance Center.
Campbell was attended to by emergency medical technicians and taken to a local hospital where she was treated and released.
“She was having a hard time breathing, and she was a little lightheaded when she was walking off the court with her teammates. So they laid her down,” said Gardner.
“She was also dehydrated, so they put some fluids into her at the hospital,” said Gardner.
Gardner speculated that there was a combination of things that contributed to her situation.
“She had an infection, sinus or ear, and was taking [the antibiotic] Amoxicillin, although I don’t think the Amoxicillin had anything to do with it. There was also the stress of the moment,” said Gardner.
“It wasn’t life-threatening, but it made everybody nervous,” said Gardner, who added that everyone was “very supportive” and helpful to Campbell.
“She was in good hands,” said Gardner.
He noted that Campbell had a similar breathing issue during soccer season.
He said she was in good spirits on Wednesday.
“She had a smile on her face. She’s a tough kid. She’s going to lay low today,” said Gardner, who hopes to have her back for the semifinal against Penobscot Valley School of Howland at 3:35 p.m. Friday.
Campbell comes off the bench and provides the Tigers with a solid defensive presence, according to Gardner.