Travellers Play MLK Tourney

The Fort Lee men’s and women’s basketball teams participated but came away short of final victory in the 10th annual Martin Luther King Basketball Tournament Jan. 17 - 18.

The Fort Lee Travellers came close, earning wins over Gap Athletics (76 - 54), Virginia Elite (forfeit) and Pope Air Force Base (81 - 76). The Outkast team sent the Fort Lee team to the loser’s bracket after a 73 - 68 contest. The home team returned from a 69 - 59 win over Fort Bragg to meet Outkast in the finals. Outkast secured the tournament win over the Travellers, 77 - 71.

The Lady Travellers opened the tournament with a 54-47 win over Fort Bragg and followed up with another win over the Walter Reed team, 74 - 71.

A strong Fort McPherson team snatched a 71 - 53 win over the Lady Travellers. The Fort Lee women’s team suffered one more loss, this time against MI Express (69 - 65), leaving the tournament empty-handed. Fort McPherson defeated MI Express, 68 - 65, to earn the tournament trophy.