FORT INDIANTOWN GAP, Pa. — Air Force lost on Wednesday for the first time in five games but still clinched its third consecutive title in the All-Armed Forces Men’s Basketball Tournament.

Also on Wednesday, Navy’s women captured the gold for the first time in the tournament’s 31-year history.

The Air Force men fell to 4-1 by losing to Army 95-93 in overtime; Rico Bachelor of Osan Air Base, South Korea, had 18 points in a losing cause.

Navy edged the Marine Corps 77-74, despite 26 points by Ryan McLellan of Okinawa’s 1st Marine Aircraft Wing.

The Marines fell into a three-way tie for second place at 2-3; with one game left Thursday, there was no way the Marines, Navy or Army could catch Air Force.

Navy’s women improved to 5-0 by throttling the Marines 81-59. Air Force (3-2) beat Army 73-62, but needed a loss by Navy to remain alive in the chase for the gold.

The tournament continued Thursday, with the All-Armed Forces teams to be selected at its conclusion.

The All-Armed Forces teams will play in the International Military Sports Council (CISM) Tournaments, to be hosted by the United States for the first time, April 12-23 at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas.

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