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BOMBERS WIN SPRING MADNESS TOURNEY

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PRESS RELEASE – The 2012 Spring Madness Regional Men’s Basketball Tournament came to an end after an intense five days of back-to-back games for the 10 participating teams at the Coral Reef Fitness & Sports Complex located in Andersen Air Force Base.

 The awards presentation took place on May 29 with the Andersen Bombers A team taking first place followed by Kadena Air Force Jets, Okinawa at second and Tamuning Typhoons, Guam with third place. Bombers Michael Evans and James Peterson were named Co-MVP’s.  Receiving the sportsmanship award were the RCB Rebels from Saipan.

The all tournament team were announced and received their awards for outstanding play throughout the tournament games. All-tournament team selection included Joe Blas-Tamuning Typhoons, Dykes Lopez-Camp Covington, Gene Siner-Zama Army Base, Rod Martin-Osan Air Base, Ryant Johnson-Misawa Air Base, Asa Brinson-Bombers B, Michael Evans, James Peterson, Chris Thomas, Ledgit Glover, Ollie Bradley with Andersen Bombers A, Raymond King, Adam Stephenson, Terrence Terrell and Page Vaughn with Kadena Air Base.

“Overall the tournament was a success and the teams did a great job competing on the court. We look forward to our next tournament during the July 4th weekend,” stated tournament coordinator Gerrard Barnes.

The Andersen Bombers receive their championship trophies after defeating Kadena Air Base, Okinawa 117-83 on May 29 at the Coral Reef Fitness Center. The Bombers A team include standing left to right Assistant Coach Will Williamson,  Jermaine Smith, Ronnnie Jamison, Barry Endsley, Francisco Rivera, Jordan Gaddy, Head Coach Gerrard Barnes, Daniel Zamora, Ledget Glover, Ollie Bradley, Micahel Evans, James Peterson and Assistant Coach Russell Grossley. Sitting left to right are Gilbert Glaster and Christopher Thomas. (photo courtesy guambasketball.com)

The Andersen Bombers receive their championship trophies after defeating Kadena Air Base, Okinawa 117-83 on May 29 at the Coral Reef Fitness Center. The Bombers A team include standing left to right Assistant Coach Will Williamson, Jermaine Smith, Ronnnie Jamison, Barry Endsley, Francisco Rivera, Jordan Gaddy, Head Coach Gerrard Barnes, Daniel Zamora, Ledget Glover, Ollie Bradley, Micahel Evans, James Peterson and Assistant Coach Russell Grossley. Sitting left to right are Gilbert Glaster and Christopher Thomas. (photo courtesy guambasketball.com)

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