7:00: The Soldiers 94 (4-4), Bucket Squad 86 (0-8)
The Bucket Squad nearly ended the season with their first win, but The Soldiers got just enough to squeeze out a win and finish .500. Jesse Wilson and Jon Hunt dominated the paint, with 23 and 22 points respectively. Hunt had 9 boards and Wilson had 6 with 5 assists.
Player of the Game: Alex Bauer
Even in defeat, Alex Bauer dominated for the Squad. He finished with 40 points and nearly willed his team to victory. He also grabbed 11 rebounds, including a marvelous 8 on the offensive glass. Teammate Deron Posey was also brilliant with 27 points and 7 rebounds. Grant Goodwin tallied 8 assists and 5 rebounds while Matt Gayle put up 8 rebounds and 5 assists.
8:00: Contract Killers 80 (5-3), The Sizzle 72 (2-6)
Fall’s breakout team finished the season with a win, improving to 5-3 and ending up the third seed. All five starters scored double figures. They were led by Alec Harris’ 21. Micah Jordan had 18 points and 9 rebounds. Cornelius Metili finished with 19 points, 9 rebounds.
Player of the Game: Micah Jordan
For The Sizzle, this was a winnable game with Joey Gladney missing from the opposition. Ram Haddas made 9 of 11 shots to get 22 points with 7 rebounds and 4 assists. Levar Sheffield added 21 with 6 boards.
9:00: Giv3 N’ Go 84 (4-4), Tropics 73 (4-4)
Giv3 N’ Go led wire to wire and used a dominant three ball to defeat the Tropics handily. GNG shot 58 percent (14/24) from downtown. Adam Bush owned the paint with 18 points and 14 rebounds. He had 9 rebounds at halftime. He also collected 4 assists. Prince Benitez had 17, Jordan Eppink 16 with 8 rebounds and sixth man Colin Curran added 15 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists and made three of four three’s.
Player of the Game: Adam Bush
The Tropics shot just 42 percent and never looked the part. Adam Miller had 11 points, 12 rebounds, 3 blocks and 2 steals. Lorenzo Prats double-doubled at 16 points, 10 rebounds and Nino Mansour scored a season-high 16 points.
10:00: Easy Money 108 (6-2), Getting Older 81 (7-1)
The game of the night was the biggest bust of them all. Getting Older was missing Brian Gahan, Ben Pemberton and Donta Smith and Easy Money, frankly, put it on them while they were missing B.J. Valentine. Kevin “Chip” Green exploded for 50 big ones on a ridiculous 11 of 18 shooting from downtown and 18 of 27 total. Kreston Martin added 26, Brandon Barkley 24. Kevin Emasiani had 8 and 8 and made all three shots he took. Easy Money made 18 of 34 three pointers (53 percent) and shot almost 60 percent (58) for the game.
Player of the Game: Kevin “Chip”Green
Getting Older’s bid for a perfect regular season ended pretty badly, but a perfect regular season pales in comparison to a third straight league title. Bryant Nash led GOB with 26 points and 9 rebounds. He made 7 of 10 three balls and 9 of 12 overall attempts. Jeremiah Hopkins had 23 points of his own and also had 9 boards.