Combined team earns basketball championship

(Courtesy photo)

Five teams (the 912th Air Refueling Squadron; U.S. Army recruiters; March Field Honor Guard; 452nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron; and a combined team of 701st Combat Operations Squadron, 729th Airlift Squadron and Financial Management personnel), participated in the Intramural Basketball season, which ran on base from Oct. 6 to Dec. 9.

The 701COS/729AS/FM team came out on top as League Champions with an 11-1 regular season record. The Army recruiters finished in third place, with a regular season record of 7-5.

The 701COS/729AS/FM vs Army Recruiters played in the championship match. The Army lead at the half 26-22.  The 701COS/729AS/FM began the second half outscoring the Army 10-2 in the first eight minutes, to take the lead and keep it for the remainder of the game. With two minutes to go the score was 39-34. Although the Army was mounting a comeback, Gary Miller from the 701COS/729AS/FM team hit two, three-pointers to extend his team’s lead to 45-34. The 701COS/729AS/FM team clinched the championship with a final score of 45-37.

The high scorers for the 701COS/729AS/FM were Glen Baker with 15 points and Gary Miller with 13 points. The Army Recruiters high scorers were Donald Hammond with 15 points and Andrew Jacobs with seven points.