“This is the biggest win”–basketball players save woman’s life

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.--High school basketball in West Michigan hasn't even begun yet, but already a group of Grand Rapids players are being recognized.

"I'm proud of them, I'm proud of myself. I'm really glad we did this and if it happened again, I'd be willing to do it again," said Keidran Davis.

Keidran Davis, Najee Perkins and Sergio Diaz are all basketball players at Union High School, but it's what they did Thursday night off the court, aboard a Rapids bus, that's getting them attention.

"We saw this lady sitting across from us, when we first saw her we didn't think anything of it," Davis said. "It's just she was breathing kind of funny and her breathing was off pace a little bit."

The woman is diabetic and needed help immediately. The boys jumped into action, scrounging up candy they'd won at a study session.

"I thought she was hungry, I was going to give her some money too but I didn't know what was going on with her," said Diaz.

But the woman didn't get better. The boys stayed on the bus well past their stop, going all the way to the end of the line at Kentwood. Then, they carried her home more than 15 minutes through the snow.

"We were going alone our route, my stop was coming close and I asked her if she needed any help home because I just didn't feel right if I would have just got off the bus how would she get home and I was just worried about her," Davis said.

"Me and Sergio stood on his sides, making sure he wouldn't slip," Perkins said.

They didn't slip. They stuck together, and got the woman, they only know as Sue, home safe.

"We didn't know anything about her," Davis said. "We just knew she needed to get home."

After finally making it home themselves, the boys called their coach, Brandon Guyton. He says he can already call this season a success.

"I haven't won any state championships, but even if I did, this is the biggest win so far in coaching. The biggest win," Guyton said.


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