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August 16, 2013

Sports Shorts – August 16, 2013

Jabari Johnson, 56th Civil Engineer Squadron, avoids defenders during a game Aug. 7 against the 56th Logistics Readiness Squadron team at the Luke Air Force Base Bryant Fitness Center. CES defeated LRS 55-49.

 

CES holds off LRS in close matchup — wins 55-49

Photo and story by Airman 1st Class JAMES HENSLEY, 56th Fighter Wing Public Affairs

The 56th Civil Engineer Squadron team faced off against the 56th Logistics Readiness Squadron team in an intramural basketball game Aug. 7 at the Luke Air Force Base Bryant Fitness Center. CES defeated LRS in a close game 55-49.

As the basketball was thrown into the air for the tip off, the game took off with high speed and intensity on both ends of the court. The 56th CES team took a three-point lead three minutes into the game, but was unable to extend their lead during the first half. Each team pushed the ball up court as much as possible, but neither side could take control of the game as the first half ended with the game tied at 39.

“The first half was very competitive,” said Gary Lilley, 56th CES.

The CES team made strategic changes during halftime.

CES went into the second half ramping up their defensive strategy and using teamwork to cover their opponents.

“The fouls seemed to be going in their favor,” said Benjamin Norwood, 56th LRS, during a timeout in the second half.

The LRS team relied on turning defense into offense during the second half.

The teams continued to fight back-and-forth until the final three minutes when CES began building a small lead.

As the game came down to the final minutes, CES’s defense proved too strong and kept LRS from putting enough points on the board to win.

Labor Day golf tournament

The Falcon Dunes Golf Course is featuring a Labor Day tournament 7:30 a.m. Sept. 2. The cost is $30 per club member, $35 per nonmember and $40 per guest. The cost includes green fees, range balls, cart rental and lunch. Prizes will be awarded. For more information or to sign up, call 623-535-9334.

Fall fitness 5k fun run

The fall fitness 5k fun run is 6:30 a.m. Sept. 13 at the 944th Fighter Wing, Bldg. 988. Trophies, prizes and refreshments are included. For more information, call 623-856-6241.

UFC fight night

UFC fight night is Aug. 31 at Club Five Six. Doors open at 5 p.m., preliminary bouts are 7 p.m. and the main event is 9 p.m. Free admission to club members and $5 per nonmember. For more information, call 623-856-6446.

Start Smart Tennis

Start Smart Tennis is a tennis program for children ages 4 and 5. Classes are 5 to 6 p.m. Tuesday Aug. 20 through Sept. 24. For more informatIon, call 623-856-7470.

Warrior PT challenge

A warrior PT challenge, with all military branches, first responders, police and off-base gym members invited to participate, is scheduled for 6 a.m. to noon Sept. 6 at Bldg. 821. For more information, call Sherri Birringer at 623-856-2291.




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