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Airman 1st Class Ryan Sassen, with the 86th Communications Squadron, takes a shot while playing wheelchair basketbal at Sembach Kaserne, Germany.

Airman 1st Class Ryan Sassen, with the 86th Communications Squadron, takes a shot while playing wheelchair basketbal at Sembach Kaserne, Germany. ( Joshua L. DeMotts/Stars and Stripes )

Airman 1st Class Ryan Sassen, with the 86th Communications Squadron, takes a shot while playing wheelchair basketbal at Sembach Kaserne, Germany.

Airman 1st Class Ryan Sassen, with the 86th Communications Squadron, takes a shot while playing wheelchair basketbal at Sembach Kaserne, Germany. ( Joshua L. DeMotts/Stars and Stripes )

Airman 1st Class Marquez L. Davis, with the 86th Communications Squadron, is fouled while taking a shot in a wheelchair basketball tournament  Jan. 24, 2014 at Sembach Kaserne, Germany.

Airman 1st Class Marquez L. Davis, with the 86th Communications Squadron, is fouled while taking a shot in a wheelchair basketball tournament Jan. 24, 2014 at Sembach Kaserne, Germany. ( Joshua L. DeMotts/Stars and Stripes )

Airman 1st Class Ryan Sassen, with the 86th Communications Squadron, enjoys a laugh during a wheelchair basketball game Jan. 24, 2014 at Sembach Kaserne, Germany.

Airman 1st Class Ryan Sassen, with the 86th Communications Squadron, enjoys a laugh during a wheelchair basketball game Jan. 24, 2014 at Sembach Kaserne, Germany. ( Joshua L. DeMotts/Stars and Stripes )

Pfc. Clifford Hyppolite, with the Europe Regional Dental Command, takes a shot while playing wheelchair basketball at Sembach Kaserne, Germany.

Pfc. Clifford Hyppolite, with the Europe Regional Dental Command, takes a shot while playing wheelchair basketball at Sembach Kaserne, Germany. ( Joshua L. DeMotts/Stars and Stripes )

Master Sgt. Telemachus Harrison, with the Warrior Transition Battalion, brings the ball up the court during a wheelchair basketball tournament Jan. 24, 2014 at Sembach Kaserne, Germany.

Master Sgt. Telemachus Harrison, with the Warrior Transition Battalion, brings the ball up the court during a wheelchair basketball tournament Jan. 24, 2014 at Sembach Kaserne, Germany. ( Joshua L. DeMotts/Stars and Stripes )

Pfc. Clifford Hyppolite, with the Europe Regional Dental Command, falls over while playing wheelchair basketball Jan. 24, 2014 at Sembach Kaserne, Germany.

Pfc. Clifford Hyppolite, with the Europe Regional Dental Command, falls over while playing wheelchair basketball Jan. 24, 2014 at Sembach Kaserne, Germany. ( Joshua L. DeMotts/Stars and Stripes )

Sgt. 1st Class, Elliot Peterson, with the Landstuhl Dental Activity, takes a shot playing wheelchair basketball Jan. 24, 2014 at Sembach Kaserne, Germany.

Sgt. 1st Class, Elliot Peterson, with the Landstuhl Dental Activity, takes a shot playing wheelchair basketball Jan. 24, 2014 at Sembach Kaserne, Germany. ( Joshua L. DeMotts/Stars and Stripes )

Members of the Marine Corps Embassy Security Group celebrate after making a basket during a wheelchair basketball tournament at Sembach Kaserne, Germany.

Members of the Marine Corps Embassy Security Group celebrate after making a basket during a wheelchair basketball tournament at Sembach Kaserne, Germany. ( Joshua L. DeMotts/Stars and Stripes )

Marine Sgt. Mary Massingill reaches for the ball against Army Pfc. Clifford Hyppolite while playing wheelchair basketball Jan. 24, 2014 at Sembach Kaserne, Germany.

Marine Sgt. Mary Massingill reaches for the ball against Army Pfc. Clifford Hyppolite while playing wheelchair basketball Jan. 24, 2014 at Sembach Kaserne, Germany. ( Joshua L. DeMotts/Stars and Stripes )

Airman 1st Class Marquez L. Davis, left, chats with Master Sgt. Telemachus Harrison as they roll down the court in a wheelchair basketball tournament Jan. 24, 2014 at Sembach Kaserne, Germany.

Airman 1st Class Marquez L. Davis, left, chats with Master Sgt. Telemachus Harrison as they roll down the court in a wheelchair basketball tournament Jan. 24, 2014 at Sembach Kaserne, Germany. ( Joshua L. DeMotts/Stars and Stripes )

Airman 1st Class Marquez L. Davis, with the ball, reacts after being called for traveling in a wheelchair basketball tournament Jan. 24, 2014 at Sembach Kaserne, Germany.

Airman 1st Class Marquez L. Davis, with the ball, reacts after being called for traveling in a wheelchair basketball tournament Jan. 24, 2014 at Sembach Kaserne, Germany. ( Joshua L. DeMotts/Stars and Stripes )

Army Master Sgt. Telemachus Harrison, left , jumps against Marine Capt. Mike Cornell during a wheelchair basketball tournament Jan. 24, 2014 at Sembach Kaserne, Germany.

Army Master Sgt. Telemachus Harrison, left , jumps against Marine Capt. Mike Cornell during a wheelchair basketball tournament Jan. 24, 2014 at Sembach Kaserne, Germany. ( Joshua L. DeMotts/Stars and Stripes )

Staff Sgt. Mathew Lee, with the European Regional Medical Command, grabs the ball from a referee during a wheelchair basketball tournament Jan. 24, 2014 at Sembach Kaserne, Germany.

Staff Sgt. Mathew Lee, with the European Regional Medical Command, grabs the ball from a referee during a wheelchair basketball tournament Jan. 24, 2014 at Sembach Kaserne, Germany. ( Joshua L. DeMotts/Stars and Stripes )

Airman with the 86th Communications Squadron from Ramstein Air Base, Germany pose for a group photo after winning a wheelchair basketball tournament on Jan. 24, 2014 at Sembach Kaserne, Germany. The tournament was put on by the Warrior Transition Battalion based out of Kleber Kaserne to promote their adaptive sports program.

Airman with the 86th Communications Squadron from Ramstein Air Base, Germany pose for a group photo after winning a wheelchair basketball tournament on Jan. 24, 2014 at Sembach Kaserne, Germany. The tournament was put on by the Warrior Transition Battalion based out of Kleber Kaserne to promote their adaptive sports program. ( Joshua L. DeMotts/Stars and Stripes )

SEMBACH, Germany — Eight teams wheeled and dribbled their way up and down the court Friday at Sembach Kaserne as they competed in a wheelchair basketball tournament.

The tournament was held by the Warrior Transition Battalion based out of Kleber Kaserne to promote its adaptive sports program.

One Air Force, one Marine and six Army teams competed in the event.

The Air Force team, comprised of members from the 86th Communications Squadron, warmed up to edge out the Army’s Warrior Transition Battalion, A company team, for the championship.

demotts.joshua@stripes.com

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