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Hoops season begins at DFC

 
Story and photos by Matt Decker
Assistant editor
mdecker01@springfi.gannett.com

The Medical Department Activity won the first basketball contest of Fort Leonard Wood’s 2017 intramural season Jan. 10, halting a late comeback attempt by the 5th Engineer Battalion for a 42-40 victory in Conference A action at Davidson Fitness Center.

“We’ve got to work on a lot of things, but overall we stuck together as a team at the end and we pulled out a (win),” said Armond Patterson, who led MEDDAC with 23 points.

Both teams started out cold, with neither scoring during the first three minutes of the contest. MEDDAC held a 22-17 lead at halftime, then extended its lead to 10 points on buckets by Patterson, Bruce Mayo and Brandon Stanley in the  early minutes of the second half.

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