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Posted: April 20, 2018 1:30 p.m.
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Fifth consecutive win for Hunter Army Airfield

Capt. Danielle Covington/

Hunter Army Airfield won the Installation Intramural Basketball championship, April 10, with Co. C., 603rd Avn downing Co. A, 703rd BSB, 44 to 42.

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Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield held their Installation Intramural Basketball championship, April 10 at Hunter. 

Representing Hunter was its first place team, Company C, 603rd Aviation Battalion, who met Stewart’s first-place team, Co. A, 703rd Brigade Support Battalion. 

The teams played for title, bragging rights, and the championship trophy.

Co. C, played assertively against Co. A, trying to establish an early dominance.   But they faced resistance.

“It was definitely a tough game,” said Raekwon Cuspert, Co. C’s team captain.

Co. C put up 12 points in the first half; but their defense was struggling, and Co. A jumped ahead. 

Co.  C discussed making adjustments at half time to slow Co. A down.  

It worked, and Co. C tripled their points in the second half.  They drew within six points and became reenergized.  They focused and got their heads back in the game. 

The game intensified.  Pushing up and down the court through the last few minutes of the game; like a game of ping-pong, each team scored and countered.  With 7 seconds of the game clock, the crowd was on the edge of the bleachers.  Co. A returned the ball with an attempted lay up that could have won them the game.  However, there was no rebound to score. 

Co C, 603rd Aviation emerged triumphant -- 44-42.

“Although the game was close, at no point in the game did we feel as if we were going to lose,” Cuspert said.

Hunter Army Airfield has taken home the Installation Intramural Basketball Championship trophy, five years in a row.  

“We will continue to play, workout and we will definitely return next year,” Cuspert said. “Cobra Strike!” 

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