Indiana basketball team takes court just days after bus crash

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LAFAYETTE, Ind. – The prep high school team whose bus was involved in a rollover crash over the weekend was back on the court tonight.

After that terrifying crash, the Griffith Panthers clawed their way back to the court for the semi-state game against Marion but they lost by two points.

Tears flowed freely on the court, tonight. It was not the outcome the Griffith Panthers wanted.

The game was supposed to happen on Saturday but the school bus carrying the team was sideswiped and rolled over in a ditch on I -65.

The banged up players rebounded for the rescheduled game against Marion tonight and it was a nail biter, with the teams being tied at the half.

The Panthers eventually pulled ahead but couldn't hold on to the lead.

In the final seconds, the Giants scored.

And the final score was 58-to-60

Last year, Griffith lost in the championship game after a brawl nearly wrecked their season.   Head Coach Gary Hayes questioning the calls tonight, says he believes his team is still being punished.

But after everything they've been through, the players say they left it all on the court.

One of Griffith's basketball coaches David Garrett is still in the hospital. He is expected to make a full recovery.

Meantime, after tonight's win, Marion high school will go on to play in the championship game on Saturday.


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