CES flattens Army in hoops
Story and photo by Senior Airman DEVANTE WILLIAMS, 56th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
The 56th Civil Engineer Squadron battled the Army team for bragging rights July 15 during an intramural basketball game at the Luke Air Force Base Bryant Fitness Center. CES defeated Army 62-33, jumpstarting their record to 1-0.
CES started strong with a 9-0 lead. Army tried to fight back and close the gap in the first half but was woefully behind 34-22 after the first half.
“Team ball is what we need in order to win this game,” said Ricardo Vera, 56th CES. “If we work on our defensive end, I know for sure we will leave the game with a win.”
At 10 minutes to go in the second half, CES held onto the lead with the score 42-29. Army tried to narrow the deficit to single digits, but CES continued making easy baskets to keep the double-digit lead. Army suffered from lack of communication during the game in while CES used the weakness to their advantage to keep the momentum on their side.
Due to a mercy rule, CES ended the game victorious with the score 64-33.
“They came back during the beginning of the second half, but then we locked down our defense and was able to win the game,” said Jaren Etheridge, 56th CES. “For the next game it’s all about hustle. We need to focus and make smarter plays. That’s the key for us to win games.”
5k fun run
The Beat the Heat 5k fun run is 6 a.m. Aug. 15 starting at the 944th Fighter Wing auxiliary parking lot. For more information, call the Bryant Fitness Center at 623-856-6241.
Warrior PT Challenge
The next warrior PT challenge is 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 5 in the Combat PT Center. It will be a CrossFit-style workout. There will be teams of four, two male and two female participants, will compete in three events. The top three teams will get trophies. To volunteer, judge, compete or for more information, call Sherri Biringer at 623-856-6241.
Suns basketball clinic
The Phoenix Suns Summer Youth Basketball Clinic is 12:30 to 5 p.m. Thursday at U.S. Airways Center. The cost is $6 per youth. For more information, call 623-856-7470.
Youth Ping-Pong tourney
The Luke Air Force Base Youth Center is conducting a Youth Ping-Pong tournament 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. for ages 9 to 12 and 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. for ages 13 to 18 Tuesday at the youth center. For more information, call 623-856-6225.
The Luke Air Force Base Bryant Fitness Center is holding a men’s bodybuilding/physique and women’s physique, figure and bikini competition at 5 p.m. Aug. 16 at the Luke Air Force Base Theater. For more information, call 623-856-6241.