South San player's mom says daughter suffered concussion after getting shoved by opponent

UIL investigating incident during South San-Kerrville Tivy girls basketball game

SAN ANTONIO – The University Interscholastic League is investigating an incident that occurred during girls basketball tournament hosted by South San High School.

Video of the incident that was posted on social media shows senior McKenzie Dill from Kerrville Tivy run down the court and shove South San sophomore Destiny Hilliary from behind.

The video shows Hilliary attempt to get back onto her feet, stumble over and fall back onto the court before she received assistance from her cousin and teammate, Lani Sanford.

Video shows South San player collapse on court after being shoved by opponent

Hilliary's mother Lupita said no foul was called on the play.  

“My heart dropped," Hilliary said. "It was like (my heart) fell out of my body. I was so concerned."

Hilliary said she took her daughter to Texas MedClinic where doctors diagnosed her with a concussion. The day after, she took her to a sports medicine doctor who also diagnosed her with a concussion.

Hilliary said the second doctor told Destiny she would have to consider no longer playing sports because it was her second concussion. 

"She's been playing since she was 4," Hilliary said. "She has aspirations to play in college."

Destiny doesn't remember much about Friday besides getting hit and waking up with several people around her.

Hilliary said South San girls' basketball coach Jacob Alegria showed video of the play to Tivy's coach Christy Dill after the game. Dill, Hilliary said, was dismissive of the video and walked away.

Later, Hilliary and Alegria learned that the player videoed shoving Destiny is the Tivy coach's daughter.

Hilliary filed a report with the San Antonio Police Department and said she plans on pursuing assault charges.

"I went in there to file charges for assault," Hilliary said. "Just because they’re in a game, people are trying to say 'it happens in sports.' Even the doctor said basketball isn't a contact sport."

South San ISD communications officer Jocelyn Durand told KSAT she spoke to the athletic director who said he and the head coach reviewed the video and decided to submit the video to the UIL for review.

KSAT reached out to Kerrville Tivy High School, but did not receive an immediate comment.

It's unclear if Dill received any sort of reprimand for the shove, but on Tuesday, she took the court against Smithson Valley.



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