Wildcats, ACU Playing With Heavy Hearts

Over the course of five days here in Bartlesville, 16 different men’s and women’s teams will lay it on the line during the Lone Star Conference Championships. Words such as “battle” and “journey” and, of course, “adversity” will often be used. But sometimes the game of basketball can indeed be secondary, especially in matters of life or death. For the Abilene Christian women’s team, it found an extra source of motivation this season, playing with heavy hearts as it pulls for something that would be much bigger than its goal of winning this weekend’s LSC Championship.