Belvoir’s Lady Eagles women’s basketball squad opened the 25th annual Washington Area Military Athletic Conference Capital Classic tournament with a victory over Fort Bragg, Feb. 15 at Wells Field House.

Teams representing eight military installations from around the National Capital Region competed in the annual series, Feb. 14-16. Games took place at joint bases Andrews, Langley-Eustis and Anacostia-Bolling; Dover AFB; forts Lee and Myer; NSA Bethesda; and, at Belvoir, for several rounds.

The Lady Eagles, fielding a strong roster of some of the ablest basketball players in the area, wasted no time taking command of the hardwood in the Feb. 15 showdown. Point guard, Kenyatta Sears, joined forces with shooting guards, Kiana Doliveira and Charlene Stout, to open up some early scoring opportunities for forward-center, Caitlin Chiaramonte, and lane-driving specialist, Denae Hill, to send Bragg to the bench trailing 25-12 at halftime.

In the second period, Bragg gradually dialed in its shooting accuracy from the perimeter and baseline, to close the deficit on the scoreboard. But, the Lady Eagles defense, spearheaded by Sears, Doliveira, Jasmine Greene and Latavia Washington, succeeding in thwarting their opponents’ gains with a no-let-up approach to man-defense and ultimately stepped into the winner’s circle with a 45-38 win.

Final results of the Capital Classic will be published in an upcoming edition of the Belvoir Eagle.

For more information about the Fort Belvoir Eagles WAMAC sports organizations, call Coach Sherman Sherin, 703-806-0801; Head Coach Marshall, men’s team, 703-798-0842; or Justin Fitzgerald, intramural sports coordinator, 703-806-5093.

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