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Judge's order adds Griffith, Hammond back into state tourney

Two high school basketball teams kicked out of Indiana's state basketball tournament after a bench-clearing brawl have been allowed back in that tournament by a Lake County judge. Lake Civil Court Judge John R. Pera heard five hours of testimony Monday before issuing a temporary restraining order that permits the Hammond and Griffith boys basketball teams into the Class 3A Hammond Sectional, which begins Thursday. The Indiana High School Athletics Association had canceled the schools' remaining boys basketball seasons and imposed other sanctions after the Feb. 7 brawl involving players from both teams. After IHSAA Commissioner Bobby Cox handed down those penalties Feb. 10, both...

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