Griffith basketball team wants to play after bus crash


By: Associated Press

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GRIFFITH, Ind. (AP) — Members of a northwestern Indiana high school basketball team say they want to play in the state tournament game that was postponed after their bus overturned in a weekend crash on Interstate 65.

The Griffith team was traveling Saturday to its class 4A semifinal game against Marion when police say the bus was sideswiped by a car and rolled over into a ditch. An assistant coach was hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries, while the other 26 players and staff members were treated and released.

The semifinal game is rescheduled for 6 p.m. Wednesday in Lafayette.

Griffith junior Al Ervin says his teammates started talking about playing again Saturday night.

Coach Gary Hayes says he doesn’t know yet which team members can play because they all need clearance from doctors.