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By Lee Hughes
Staff Reporter 

Enduring the pain for the love of the game

Basketball standout walked painful path to be named league MVP


Last updated 2/28/2019 at 8:57pm

Lee Hughes

Jessica Lohman poses for a photo with her basketball. Lohman overcame numbness and pain in her feet resulting from Tarsal aTunnel Syndrome, sometimes playing through the pain, to continue playing the game she loves.

This is a basketball story. But it doesn't necessarily involve statistics, unless you can quantify desire.

The Medical Lake Cardinal girls, led by Northeast 1A League Most Valuable Player Jessica Lohman, has had another winning season. Watching Lohman play one would never know that getting there took no small amount of perseverance and determination.

"This is her year," Lohman's mother, Dee Dee said.

It's been a long road for the blond-headed, 5-foot-11-inch Lohman. Although quiet and reserved in casual conversation, put a basketball in her hands and she becomes a fiercely competitive, eve...

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