Sports

March 28, 2014

Sports Shorts – March 28, 2014

Jeremy Sharron, 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron, shoots the ball over two 56th Security Forces Squadron defenders during the first half of the intramural basketball game March 18 at the Luke Air Force Base Bryant Fitness Center.

EMS shoots past SFS, wins basketball game

Story and photo by Senior Airman DAVID OWSIANKA, 56th Fighter Wing Public Affairs

From the time the ball was tossed up to start the game March 18, the 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron team controlled the intramural basketball game against the 56th Security Forces Squadron Snakes at the Bryant Fitness Center. EMS won the game 60-50 to improve to a 4-1 record.

EMS started the game on an 8 to 3 run until Michael Dicicco, 56th SFS, nailed his second 3-point shot to make it a one-possession game.

The Snakes took their first and only lead of the game when Dicicco sank his fourth 3-point shot of the first half to give his team a 16-15 lead.

EMS failed to capitalize on missed shots and turnovers by the SFS team to extend their lead past five points until there were only five minutes left in the first half.

EMS slowly continued to build their lead, going into halftime with a score of 36-24.

“Playing a zone defense in the first half allowed for their shooters to get a lot of open shots,” Dicicco said. “We decided to switch to a man-to-man defense to better defend the outside shot.”

SFS started the second half on a hot streak, going on a 7-2 run to cut the lead to single digits.

Trying to bring the Snakes back into the game with his streaky shooting, Dicicco nailed back-to-back 3-pointers to cut EMS’s lead to 4 points. EMS led 43-39 with 9:42 left in the game.

EMS kept a two-possession lead until the team went into stall mode to burn time off the clock with 2:10 left in the game. SFS started to foul EMS, sending them to the foul line to get more offensive possessions.

With the Snakes being unable to close the gap, EMS claimed their fourth win of the season moving them into a tie for first place in the East division.

“Being able to hit our outside shots definitely helped us win the game tonight,” said Daniel Dela Garza, 56th EMS. “Hopefully we will be able to keep this momentum for the rest of the season to put our team in a better position for the playoffs.”

Fitness center activities

Extramural one-pitch softball tourney is April 21 through 24. Submit a letter of intent by April 11. Games are 6, 7 and 8 p.m. at the fitness center softball fields 2 and 3.  A mandatory coaches meeting is 4 p.m. April 17.

Intramural softball season begins April 28. Submit a letter of intent by April 11. Games are 6, 7 and 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday at the fitness center softball fields 2 and 3. A mandatory coaches meeting is 3:30 p.m. April 18.

May Fitness Month is featuring a 3-on-3 sand volleyball tournament May 5 through 8. Submit a letter of intent by April 25. A mandatory coaches meeting is 2 p.m. May 1. Matches are 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Balfour Beatty Community Center Sand Volleyball Court.

Completed letters of intent must be delivered to the Bryant Fitness Center or emailed to Jemia Fournier-Allen at jemia.fournier-allen@us.af.mil.

Shoot-out golf tourney

The 33rd Annual Luke Shoot-Out golf tournament is April 4 at Falcon Dunes Golf Course. Registration is 6:30 a.m. and shotgun start is 7:30 a.m. For more information, call Harry Shapiro at 623-937-4754 or email hshapiro@glendaleazchamber.org.

Dance lessons

Ballet, tap and hip hop/jazz dance classes are available for youth Thursdays at the 56th Force Support Squadron Youth Center. For schedule or more information, call 623-856-7470.




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