After Army kept a stranglehold for 12 years on the All-Armed Forces women’s basketball tournament title, Air Force is starting to build a streak of its own.
Air Force defeated the Marine Corps 80-33 and Army sank Navy 83-37 on Friday, the final day of the six-day tournament at Ventura County Naval Base, Calif. The airmen and soldiers each finished 5-1 but Air Force captured its second straight title because it outscored Army by nine points in their two tournament games.
Air Force beat Army 79-69 the first time they met on Monday, and Army prevailed 76-75 in their second meeting on Thursday. Army needed to beat Navy and hope Air Force lost to the Marines to regain the title.
An Okinawa-based soldier, Evevetta Crawford, was chosen for the 12-player All-Armed Forces team. Crawford, a sergeant assigned to Torii Station, averaged 13.3 points in Army’s six games, scoring a high of 17 on Friday.
Crawford and the All-Armed Forces team will host the first International Military Sports Council (CISM) women’s tournament, scheduled for Oct. 3-6, also at Ventura County Naval Base at Port Hueneme.
All-Armed Forces women’s basketball tournament
At Ventura County Naval Base, Calif.
W L Pct. GB
x-Air Force 5 1 .833 —
Army 5 1 .833 —
Marine Corps 1 5 .167 4
Navy 1 5 .167 4
x-won championship based on plus-nine point differential in games against Army.
Air Force 75, Navy 28
Army 82, Marine Corps 55
Air Force 79, Army 69
Marine Corps 64, Navy 59
Air Force 69, Marine Corps 30
Army 88, Navy 41
Army 72, Marine Corps 41
Air Force 76, Navy 51
Navy 57, Marine Corps 52, OT
Army 76, Air Force 75
Army 83, Navy 37
Air Force 80, Marine Corps 33
All-Armed Forces team, to compete in the International Military Sports Council (CISM) tournament Oct. 3-6 at Ventura County Naval Base, Calif.:
Air Force: Naomi Mobley, Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska; Mariela Miles, Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla.; Crystal Tanner, Moody Air Force Base, Ga.; Nicole Bowman, Aviano Air Base, Italy; LySchale Jones, Langley Air Force Base, Va.; Jamila Hodges, Los Angeles Air Force Station, Calif.; coach Larry Glover, Barksdale Air Force Base, La.; assistant coach Thomas Highsmith, Patrick Air Force Base, Fla.; trainer Lynitta McKoy, Andrews Air Force Base., Md.
Army: Evevetta Crawford, Torii Station, Okinawa; Andreia Hinton, Tripler Army Medical Center, Hawaii; Rachel Brown, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii; Kathryn MacFarlane, Fort Carson, Colo.
Marine Corps: Brandi Robinson, Miramar Marine Corps Air Station, Calif.
Navy: Nikki Curtis, Jacksonville Naval Station, Fla.
All-Tournament team: Evevetta Crawford, Torii Station, Okinawa; Andreia Hinton, Tripler Army Medical Center, Hawaii; Naomi Mobley, Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska; Mariela Miles, Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla.; Brandi Robinson, Miramar Marine Corps Air Station, Calif.