Lavender, Hill in lineup despite illness

Updated: March 21, 2010, 12:41 PM ET
Associated Press

PITTSBURGH -- Ohio State starters Jantel Lavender and Tayler Hill were in the lineup for the Buckeyes' NCAA first-round game against St. Francis (Pa.) despite becoming ill after eating turkey sandwiches in the team locker room a day earlier.

Two reserves, Emilee Harmon and Maria Moeller, an assistant coach and a team doctor were among those on Sunday who reported food poisioning-like symptoms overnight. All said they ate sandwiches following practice at Pitt's Petersen Events Center on Saturday.

Lavender is the three-time Big Ten Conference player of the year and the second-seeded Buckeyes' leading scorer with a 21.4 average. Hill averages 8.5 points.


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