Warriors roar back against Radiology
By Raymond V. Whelan
| 37th Training Wing Public Affairs | Jan. 29, 2007
Armando Daniel for the 342nd Training Squadron at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, balances the ball against Tom Roomsburg from Radiology, the 759th Diagnostics and Therapeutics Squadron, Jan. 26 at the Chaparral Fitness Center. (USAF photo by Robbin Cresswell) (Photo by Robbin Cresswell)
Lackland Air Force Base, Texas —
The 342nd Training Squadron "Warriors" went full-speed at both ends of the court and moved into a first-place tie with a big win over the previously undefeated league leaders Jan. 26.
Torin Williams scored 17 points for TRS as they defeated Radiology (from the 759th Diagnostics and Therapy Squadron) 45-13 during Division I (American League) intramural action at the Chaparral Fitness Center.
After the game, both the Warriors and Radiology had 5-1 records.
Warriors coach Armando Daniel gave a lot of credit for the 32-point win to three under-30 teammates: Tony Johnson, Elizall Mitchell and Williams.
"We have fresh legs," Daniel said, referring to the youthful trio. "They fit right in. They are in the gym three or four times a week playing pickup ball. They are year-round basketball players."
Also for the Warriors, James Allen scored 11 points, including three 3-point shots, and Mitchell scored 8 points. Daniel scored four points. Both Oscar Mendez and Johnson scored two points, and John Wilson made a foul shot.
TRS jumped to a 19-0 lead 13 minutes into first half. During that run, Williams scored 13 points, including three 3-point shots. Radiology scored its first field goal with only four minutes left to play in the first half, when Isaac Salazar rebounded on a missed jump shot and bounced the ball off the backboard.
By halftime, the Warriors were up 24-8 and well on their way to victory after dropping their first game of the season by three points to the 543rd Support Squadron on Jan. 23.
For Radiology, besides Salazar, both Tom Roomsburg and Reinardo Valentin scored four points. Kyle Scafidi scored one 3-pointer.
"It was a frustrating loss," Roomsburg said. "We weren't hitting our shots. We'll be better prepared next time."