A player’s death has prompted Benedictine College to cancel the men’s basketball team’s game Friday against Midland University.
R.J. Demps, a sophomore guard, died in a car crash Dec. 21 while heading to Kansas City International Airport, where he planned to fly home for Christmas. Another player, Quaran Johnson, sustained minor injuries in the wreck.
Demps’ funeral is scheduled for Saturday in Orlando, Fla. The basketball team had a private memorial for Demps on Monday.