Comstock will play with heavy heart

Morganne Comstock feels a part of her is missing. A part that has been with her since the seventh grade. The part that woke up early and waited early in line to buy her the Jordan 5's for Christmas, the part that would stay up until 3 a.m. with her on New Year's Eve and play NBA Street, or the person who would always be there to giggle with on bus rides.

However, during the Deep South Classic in Raleigh-Durham, N.C., last April, that part of her passed away. Morganne's best friend -- Carly Stowell, a rising star -- collapsed at the team hotel and was unable to be revived by her mother or paramedics. Doctors believed her heart suffered a massive arrhythmic event, five days before her 15th birthday, leaving many in disbelief. It was difficult to comprehend that a girl so young with so much potential and so many possibilities could leave this world in a matter of minutes.