Thursday night, Jessi Selleh left the College of the Sequoias gymnasium in an ambulance, strapped to a backboard.
Four nights later, Selleh left the heralded 16-team Gilcrest Invitational with the tournament's championship and Most Valuable Player trophies.
"From an extreme low to MVP, it's pretty exciting," said Selleh, who averaged 14.3 points in the three wins after she collided with teammate Michelle Santizo as she drove to the basket in Thursday's win over Sequoias.
"Once I had gotten on the stretcher, I knew I was OK," said Selleh, who missed all but six games last season with a back injury.
Strapped to her hospital bed late Thursday, Selleh made coach Ned Mircetic promise to play her Friday if she was cleared by doctor's tests.
"I refused to not play," said Selleh. "I didn't come all the way up here to watch my teammates play.
"I've spent enough time sitting on the sidelines being hurt... There's too much excitement going on for me to be in pain."