The Indiana High School Athletic Association cancelled the seasons for two high schools following a wild brawl in a high school basketball game that saw fans storm the court and allegedly mix it up with the players during a first quarter melee.
On a fast-break, with 5:32 left to play in the quarter, Griffith's Anthony Murphy was chased down by Hammond's Tim Echoles who delivered a hard foul — while the junior guard was in the air — that sent Murphy flying into the padded wall behind the basket.
IHSAA game officials called the game while Griffith police officers cleared the gym with Griffith holding a 4-0 lead. The IHSAA ruled that the result of the game is a double-forfeit. Along with canceling the rest of the season's games, both schools will pay opponents who were to host the games a $500 fee.
Consequently, the high school careers of 11 high school seniors from both teams are now over.