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Veteran women's college basketball ref Rachelle Jones dies

Veteran women's college basketball official Rachelle Jones has died after a seven-year fight with cancer.

Jones died June 18 in a hospital in the New York area.

The 51-year-old had been one of the top referees for the past few years and was rewarded with her first Final Four in 2017. Jones served as an alternate official in Dallas and handled off-court duties, such as assisting with instant replay reviews.

"It was so special, unbelievable," she recalled in an interview with the AP in March of her trip to Dallas. "The Final Four atmosphere is just amazing. They put a lot into that tournament. The way they treat the officials is just great. I wish...

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