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IHSAA, police investigate Griffith-Hammond basketball brawl

GRIFFITH, Ind. (AP) – The Indiana High School Athletic Association and police are investigating a weekend brawl between Griffith and Hammond’s boys basketball teams.

Griffith’s Anthony Murphy was going in for a dunk during Saturday night’s game when Hammond’s Tim Echoles fouled him, sending Murphy head-first into a wall.

A brawl then erupted in Griffith High School’s gymnasium, prompting the IHSAA to call the game in the first quarter as Griffith was leading 4-0.

The Times captured this video: (Story continues below the video)

Griffith police are reviewing a video of the brawl to see if they can identify any adults coming onto the floor.

The (Munster) Times reports a junior varsity game preceding the Griffith-Hammond game was marked by trash-talking, pushing and shoving.

IHSAA Commissioner Bobby Cox calls the brawl “disappointing.” He plans to speak about it with the schools’ administrators.