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News | Nov. 9, 2022

Air Force and Army on top after day one of Armed Forces Basketball

By Mr. Steven Dinote, U.S. Armed Forces Sports U.S. Armed Forces Sports

Naval Base San Diego Commanding Officer Captain Ted Carlson kicked off the 2022 Armed Forces Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championship at the Admiral Prout Fieldhouse on Saturday, November 6.  

The Armed Forces Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championship features teams from all six Service branches. 

In the opening game, Air Force men led most of the game when host Navy woke up to snag the lead around the 6:30 minute mark of the second half.  

Navy held the lead for a couple minutes until Air Force soared on four straight buckets to regain the lead and win 76-71.  

On the women’s side, Air Force defeated Navy 55-46 with Senior Airman Tierra Phillips’ 13 points and four rebounds.

Back on the men’s competition, Marine Corps opened up with a 10-0 lead over a stunned Army squad. After a few miscues by the Marines, Army took the lead right before the half. Army expanded their lead to win 85-69.

During the last game of the evening, Army faced an energized Marine Corps women’s team, keeping the game close through the first quarter. Army women took control to win the game 90-56.  

The tournament continues through November 12th with all teams competing in a double round robin. The top two teams will compete in the championship game, and the lower two in the consolation game. 

Navy men and Army women are the defending champs respectively and are looking for a repeat. Follow the action at for results, photos and more.