Sports

September 27, 2013

Sports Shorts – September 27, 2013

Lamar Grimes, 56th Force Support Squadron recreation aide, shoots a floater Sept. 17 during the intramural basketball championship game at Luke Air Force Base. Grimes made the shot, adding two points to the FSS score.

FSS basketball team wins intramural championship

Photo and story by Airman 1st Class Devante Williams, 56th Fighter Wing Public Affairs

The 56th Force Support Squadron battled the Logistics Readiness Squadron team during the intramural basketball championship game Sept. 18 at the Luke Air Force Base Bryant Fitness Center gym. FSS won the title 41-38.

FSS finished the regular season with a record of 8-3 and LRS with a record of 6-5.

The game was fast-paced from tip-off as the teams battled for the victory. The teams were scoring equally during the game, but LRS was able to take the lead with a minute left on the clock during the first half. FSS had many opportunities to retake the lead, but was unable to as LRS finished the first half up 18-14.

The FSS team made strategic changes during halftime.

“We needed to calm down,” said Dion Perry, a member of the FSS team. “By calming down, we were able to make smart plays and not miss easy opportunities.”

As the second half began, FSS worked on their offense and was able to tie the game, bringing the score to 21-21 with 10 minutes to go. LRS was able to keep a single-digit lead for most of game, but their lack of communication and defense cost them their lead with five minutes to play in the second half. FSS fought with everything they had to finally take the lead with one minute to go. LRS had time to retake the lead but could not pull off the comeback.

“It was Perry who gave us the push to win,” said Airman 1st Class Brando Sompie, 56th FSS services journyman. “He got the team together and gave us a pep talk to get us back to our game. Also, shout out to our defense as well. We struggled a bit in the first half, but we came out swinging in the second half to take the victory.”

White Tanks hike

The Luke Air Force Base Bryant Fitness Center is featuring a five or 10-mile White Tank Mountains hike from 6:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 4. The cost is $3 per adult and $2 per child 12 and younger. Meet at the fitness center for round-trip transportation. There is a $6 park fee to drive a personal vehicle. Breakfast and lunch are included. For more information, call 623-856-6241.

Start Smart Football

Start Smart Football is a developmentally appropriate introductory flag football program for children ages 4 to 6. Classes are 5 to 6 p.m. for six weeks beginning Oct. 8. Parents work one-on-one with their child. The cost is $20 and includes a T-shirt. For more information, call 623-856-7470.

Ghostly Ghoul 5k fun run

The Ghostly Ghoul 5k Fun Run begins at 7 a.m. Oct. 11 near the 944th Fighter Wing, Bldg. 988. Dress in a costume. Trophies, prizes, snacks and refreshments will be provided. For more information, call 623-856-6241.

Archery camp

The Aim for the Bull’s Eye Archery Camp is Oct. 15 through 18. Classes for youth, ages 9 to 12, are from 9 to 10:15 a.m. and for teens, ages 13 to 18, are from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the youth center. The cost is $20 per youth program member. Sign up by Oct. 9. For more information, call 623-856-7470.




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