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MXG edges CES in Championship Game

Tyler Ford, Civil Engineer Squadron forward, rises up for a shot during the Intramural Basketball Championship game, Jan. 30, at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho. Ford, along with Kyle Durbin, led the Civil Engineer Squadron with 13 points apiece.

Tyler Ford, Civil Engineer Squadron forward, rises up for a shot during the Intramural Basketball Championship game, Jan. 30, at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho. Ford, along with Kyle Durbin, led the Civil Engineer Squadron with 13 points apiece.

David Carter, Maintenance Group power forward, shoots a free throw during the first half of the Intramural Basketball Championship game, Jan. 30, at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho. MXG beat the Civil Engineer 51-42. Carter was his team's second leading scorer with 13 points.

David Carter, Maintenance Group power forward, shoots a free throw during the first half of the Intramural Basketball Championship game, Jan. 30, at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho. MXG beat the Civil Engineer 51-42. Carter was his team's second leading scorer with 13 points.

The Maintenance Group beat the Civil Engineer Squadron 51-42 in the Intramural Basketball Championship game, Jan. 30, at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho. The game showcased some of the top ballers on Mountain Home AFB.

The Maintenance Group beat the Civil Engineer Squadron 51-42 in the Intramural Basketball Championship game, Jan. 30, at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho. The game showcased some of the top ballers on Mountain Home AFB.

Kyle Durbin, Civil Engineer Squadron point guard, prepares to defend Maintenance Group point guard, Brandon Taylor, during the Intramural Basketball Championship game, Jan. 30, at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho. Durbin battled a bloody nose throughout the game starting at the 1:29 mark in the first half.

Kyle Durbin, Civil Engineer Squadron point guard, prepares to defend Maintenance Group point guard, Brandon Taylor, during the Intramural Basketball Championship game, Jan. 30, at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho. Durbin battled a bloody nose throughout the game starting at the 1:29 mark in the first half.

Bryce Jordan, Maintenance Group guard, pushes the ball up the court during the Intramural Basketball Championship game, Jan. 30, at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho. Jordan scored five points in MXG's 51-42 victory over Civil Engineer Squadron.

Bryce Jordan, Maintenance Group guard, pushes the ball up the court during the Intramural Basketball Championship game, Jan. 30, at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho. Jordan scored five points in MXG's 51-42 victory over Civil Engineer Squadron.

Kyle Durbin, Civil Engineer Squadron point guard, attempts a shot during the Intramural Basketball Championship game, Jan. 30, at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho. Ford along with Kyle Durbin led the Civil Engineer Squadron with 13 points apiece.

Kyle Durbin, Civil Engineer Squadron point guard, attempts a shot during the Intramural Basketball Championship game, Jan. 30, at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho. Ford along with Kyle Durbin led the Civil Engineer Squadron with 13 points apiece.

The Maintenance Group beat the Civil Engineer Squadron 51-42 to win the Intramural Basketball Championship, Jan. 30, at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho. MXG outscored CES 30-19 in the second half to secure the championship. Team members consist of: David Carter,  Chance Wright Brandon Taylor, Andrew Whitmore, Oscar Colon and Brandon Jordan.

The Maintenance Group beat the Civil Engineer Squadron 51-42 to win the Intramural Basketball Championship, Jan. 30, at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho. MXG outscored CES 30-19 in the second half to secure the championship. Team members consist of: David Carter, Chance Wright Brandon Taylor, Andrew Whitmore, Oscar Colon and Brandon Jordan.

MOUNTAIN HOME AIR FORCE BASE, Idaho --

The Maintenance Group played the Civil Engineer Squadron in the Mountain Home Air Force Base Intramural Basketball Championship game Jan. 30, 2017 at the Gunfighter Fitness Center.


The evenly talented match showcased the Gunfighters top ballers. Both teams entered the night with a 7-2 record.


MXG was determined to win this year after losing to Logistics Readiness Squadron in last year's championship.


"Going into the game I had all the confidence in the world," said Brandon Taylor, MXG point guard.


CES was awarded the one seed in the playoffs after their regular season victory over MXG in December.


"The first time we played, it was real close, Taylor said."


Kyle Durbin, CES point guard, battled a bloody nose throughout the second half while keeping his team in the game.


"This performance showed our resiliency in the way we fought," Taylor said. "I told our team 'Just keep fighting and we'll come out on top.'"


CES lead 23-21 at half time. MXG outscored CES by 11 points in the second half to pull out the 51-42 victory.


"All the credit goes to my teammates. They left it all out there and it showed," Taylor said.


Taylor was MXG's top scorer with 14 points while Kyle Durbin and Tyler Ford led CES with 13 points apiece.


"It didn't hit me that we won until the final buzzer sounded," Taylor said.

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