CE takes on SFS for bragging rights
by Airman 1st Class DEVANTE WILLIAMS, 56th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
The 56th Civil Engineer Squadron battled the 56th Security Forces Squadron for bragging rights during an intramural basketball game Aug. 26 at the Luke Air Force Base Bryant Fitness Center Gym. CE won the game 41-40, bringing their record to 7-3.
CE began the game with a record of 6-3 and SFS with a record of 3-7. CE is currently in third place in the west division while SFS is in fifth place.
The game began with a 4-0 SFS run. CES couldn’t find a rhythm and got in foul trouble, which gave SFS the advantage to lead at the half by a score of 20-14.
SFS maintained the lead during the second half and led 24-17 with 16 minutes to go.
As the second half went on, CE got back in the game with six unanswered points, bringing the score to 27-26 with 10 minutes to go. The teams scored back and forth with only a one point difference. Fouls were going against SFS, and CE took advantage of them. SFS continued to fight, however, and tied the game at 32 with 5 minutes to go.
Led by Jabari Johnson, who scored 9 points, CE was able to sustain their lead.
With 10 seconds to go, SFS had the chance to win the game with one shot, but failed on the attempt, resulting in a win for CE.
“We came back, regrouped and worked as a team to win this game,” said Jare Etheridge, 56th CES electrician. “We’ll do the same thing next game, but next time we will control the lead. No one can stop us if we’re in the zone.”
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.
Varsity basketball tryouts are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday and Sept. 14 at the Luke Air Force Base Bryant Fitness Center. Tryouts are open to military identification card holders. For more information, call 623-856-6241.
Flag football tourney
An intramural flag football double- elimination tournament begins Sept. 23. Games will be played at 6, 7 and 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Squadrons interested in participating must complete and submit a letter of intent to John Acosta or Jemia Fournier-Allen at the Luke Air Force Base Bryant Fitness Center by Sept. 13. For more information, call 623-856-6241.
56th OG golf tourney
The Annual 56th OG Golf Tournament is 7 a.m. Sept. 13 at Falcon Dunes Golf Course. Registration begins at 6 a.m. The cost is $35 per E1-E4; $45 per E5-E9 or O1-O4; or $55 per O5-O7, DV or civilian; and includes lunch, golf cart and range balls. A raffle and silent auction will be held. For more information or to sign up, email firstname.lastname@example.org.