Prayer vigil held for basketball players in bus crash

A school bus carrying the Griffith High School basketball team is towed away after the bus overturned in Demotte, Ind., Saturday, March 19, 2016. A northwest Indiana high school basketball coach was airlifted to a hospital Saturday after a driver who spilled her drink sideswiped the bus carrying basketball players and staff, causing it to overturn on Interstate 65. (Jonathan Miano/The Times via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

GRIFFITH, Ind. (AP) — Members of the Griffith, Indiana, community have held a prayer vigil for the high school basketball players and coaches injured in a bus crash.

The Chicago Tribune reports about 300 people attended a prayer service Sunday afternoon in Griffith’s Central Park. Point guard Martin Schiele wiped away tears as he sang “Amazing Grace” with others in the crowd on Palm Sunday.

A bus carrying 27 members of the Griffith High School boys basketball team and their coaches was headed to a state tournament game Saturday when it was sideswiped by a car and rolled over in a ditch on Interstate 65.

All 20 students were treated and released, as well as three coaches, the team trainer, a ball boy and the driver.

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