Prayer vigil held for basketball players in bus crash

March 21, 2016

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.