Ex-Ark. university women's basketball player dies

Harding University officials say a former women's basketball standout has died.

The school announced late Friday that 28-year-old Kendra Bailey died Thursday after a battle with cancer. Officials didn't specify the type of cancer.

Officials say Bailey attended Harding on a basketball scholarship from 2002 to 2004, and played in 35 games before her career ended because of a knee injury. She earned a bachelor's degree in social work.

Bailey was born in Fort Smith on Sept. 14, 1983. She graduated in 2001 from Ozark High School, where she played on two state championship basketball teams.

She is survived by her husband, B.J. Bailey; her parents, a brother and a sister.

A funeral is set for 10 a.m. Monday at Otter Creek Assembly of God Church in Little Rock.

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