Sports

September 14, 2012

SFS defeats CES, wins championship 61-45

Pg-19-photo

The 56th Security Forces Squadron took home the title as they defeated the 56th Civil Engineer Squadron in the intramural basketball championship Aug. 16 at the Bryant Fitness Center.

In the double elimination tournament format, CES needed to win only one game to take home the trophy, while SFS needed to go back-to-back for the title.

“Even though we had to win twice, I thought we had a great chance of winning,” said Derek Geske, 56th SFS. “We knew we had one of the most talented teams overall, we just needed to fine-tune a few issues we had the previous game.”

CES went into the first game intending to push the ball, rebound and hit three-pointers, while SFS’s strategy was to pressure their opposing guards to force turnovers, control the paint and contest all shots.

Even though CES controlled the tip, both teams played even basketball throughout the game. As the first half ended, the game was tied 26-26.

Using their quickness and defense in the second half, SFS was able to build a slim lead and edge CES 49-46 to force a second game.

“It was a great first game, and at the end it just came down to free throws,” said Anthony Coleman, 56th CES. “We kept the same strategy going into the second game.”

For the SFS team, the first game was difficult because CES came out strong, and it took the entire 40 minutes to win.

“We were excited and ready for the second game,” Geske said. “We knew the momentum was on our side after winning the first game.”

In the second game, it was all SFS as they pushed the ball up the court and held CES to only 16 first-half points.

“Playing our fresh players in the second game allowed us to dominate the paint on offense and defense,” said Omar Thompson, 56th SFS. “Our fast tempo led to multiple fast breaks and forced turnovers.”

With the momentum in their way, SFS exploded in the second half, outscoring CES 37-29 and going 10 for 19 at the free throw line to give SFS a 61-45 win, making them the season champions.

“We have come in second or third many times and it felt good to finally break through the barrier,” Geske said. “We are looking forward to defending the title next season.”




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 

Lightning II debrief …

Staff Sgt. Staci Miller Senior Airman Roger Combs, 61st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, downloads information from an F-35 Lightning II engine at Luke Air Force Base. Since 2010, more than 1,800 maintainers have been trained on the F-35. The first production F-35A rolled out of assembly in February 2006 in Fort Worth, Texas. Later...
 
 
Courtesy graphic

Commons provides ‘crib’ for Airmen

Courtesy graphic The Community Commons concept design. Renovation has begun and will be completed in May 2016. The Luke Air Force Base Community Center, Bldg. 700, where the 56th Aerospace Medicine Squadron Wellness Center resi...
 
 

How do you stack up?

With upcoming changes to the enlisted performance report and Air Force promotion system, it’s important to understand how you stack up against your peers, not only within your job, but within your unit as well. The days of receiving time in grade and time in service points are numbered. They are being replaced with a...
 

 

CCAF offers jump on education

The Community College of the Air Force was established in 1972 to recognize academic achievements for technical training by Air Force schools. It awards an associate in applied science degree to enlisted members of the active-duty Air Force, Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve Command who have completed the course work. Degree programs are...
 
 
Johnny Saldivar

Roberson takes command of AETC

Johnny Saldivar Lt. Gen Darryl Roberson, Air Education and Training Command commander, speaks during the AETC change of command ceremony Tuesday at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas. Roberson is a command pilot who has mor...
 
 
4_150710-F-NQ441-5x7-036

Salutes and Awards

FWSA announce awards The following individuals are quarterly awards winners: 56th Fighter Wing Staff Agencies Airman: Senior Airman Leanne Mathews NCO: Staff Sgt. Natalie Nelson Senior NCO: Master Sgt. Deanna Commack Company gr...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>