Sports

April 25, 2014

Sports Shorts – April 25, 2014

Patrick Paul, 56th Logistics Readiness Squadron, backs down a defender during the intramural basketball championship game April 14 against 56th Force Support Squadron at Luke Air Force Base. LRS defeated FSS 50-41.

LRS takes B-ball championship 50-41

Story and photo by Senior Airman DEVANTE WILLIAMS, 56th Fighter Wing Public Affairs

Last year, the 56th Force Support Squadron defeated the 56th Logistics Readiness Squadron to become the 2013 intramural basketball champs. This time around, both teams met up again to prove once and for all who the best is.

LRS finished the regular season undefeated going into the game.

The basketball was thrown into the air for tip-off, and the game began with high speed and intensity on both ends of the court. Both teams were scoring back and forth during the game, but FSS was able to take the lead with 30 seconds left on the clock during the first half. LRS had an opportunity to tie the game, but was unable to as FSS finished the first half up 24-21.

The LRS team made strategic changes during halftime.

“Our goal was to go back to the basics,” said Rodolfo Perez, LRS team member. “Fundamental basketball was the key for us to win this championship and bring the trophy back to LRS.”

As the second half began, LRS worked on their offense and was able to tie the game, bringing the score to 24-24 with 13 minutes to go. FSS was able to keep the score close for most of the game, but their lack of communication, plus no replacement of players, made them lose their close margin with six minutes to go in the second half. FSS fought with everything they had, but they could not pull off the comeback. LRS defeated FSS 50-41, bringing the intramural basketball championship trophy back to LRS after it was taken away by FSS.

“We came, we played and we won the championship,” said Kent Friley, LRS team member. “I want to thank the gym support staff for making this a great season. We’re glad to have the trophy back home at LRS.”

Summer fun camp

Age-appropriate activities for children entering first grade through those who have completed the 6th grade include arts and crafts, experiments, games, swimming, field trips, cooking and more. Camp is open to children of active-duty military and Defense Department civilians. The cost is based on total family income. Register by May 16. For more information, call 623-856-7471.

Police Week golf tourney

The 56th Security Forces Squadron is featuring a National Police Week Golf Tournament May 16 at Falcon Dunes Golf Course. For more information, call 623-856-7069.

AFA golf tournament

The 15th Annual Air Force Association Benefit Golf Tournament is

7:30 a.m. May 2 at Falcon Dunes Golf Course. The cost is $45 per activity-duty military member and $65 for others, and includes green fees, cart, range balls, door prizes and awards luncheon. Sign-in is

6:30 a.m. For more information or to preregister, call Harry Bailey at 623-846-7483.

MDG Top II golf tourney

The 56th Medical Group Top III golf tournament is May 9 at Falcon Dunes Golf Course. The cost is $50 per person and includes green fees, cart, range balls and lunch. The registration deadline is May 6. For more information, call 623-856-7958.




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