Army women win first three in Armed Forces hoop tourney
MIRAMAR MARINE CORPS AIR STATION, Calif. — Evevetta Crawford of Okinawa and the All-Army women’s basketball team got off to a 3-0 start and crept closer Tuesday to its 13th All-Armed Forces tournament title in the last 15 years.
Crawford, a 2005 All-Armed Forces guard assigned to Torii Station, scored 30 points, powering All-Army to an 82-61 triumph over the All-Marine Corps team, which was tied with All-Navy and two-time defending champion All-Air Force at 1-2.
Army needed two victories in its last three games or one victory and one loss each by the other three teams to secure the title. The soldiers had won 12 straight championships from 1992 before All-Air Force finally broke All-Army’s string two years ago.
Games continue through Friday in the double round-robin tournament.