The Equipment Maintenance Squadron menâ€™s basketball team reined victorious, 67-64, during the â€œBattle of the Sexesâ€ basketball game hosted by the 355th Force Support Squadron at the Benko gym April 6.
The EMS base champion menâ€™s team took on the Davis-Monthan womenâ€™s varsity team in a high-pressure game.
The event was put together by Master Sgt. Luis Colon, 355th EMS nondestructive inspection section chief and menâ€™s basketball team coach, Deia Mack, womenâ€™s basketball coach, and Senior Airman Mackeil Wilkes, 355th FSS sports director.
â€œThis was a morale-boosting activity,â€ Wilkes said. â€œWe also wanted to promote the intramural sports program. We also wanted to bring everyone together for a sporting event. We hope to have a larger turn out next time.â€
At half time, the EMS menâ€™s team was in the lead, 37-19.
During the break, there was a 3-point contest. Four people were chosen at random and given one minute to shoot 12 shots from the 3-point line. The winner of the contest was 2nd Lt. Liezl-Anne Sarte, 612th Air Communications Squadron officer in charge combined air operations center systems. Lieutenant Sarte made 7 out of 12 shots.
During the second half, the menâ€™s team continued their lead and emerged victorious with a final score of 67-34.
â€œThe team played great,â€ Colon said. â€œThey looked a little nervous at first, playing the women, but once they got comfortable they played well. There was definitely a little added pressure playing the women. It feels great to win.â€