By Dean “The Sportsman” Greenaway
Eight teams will contest the Hon. Julian Fraser Save The Seed Basketball League playoffs which opens on Friday at the Save The Seed Energy Center, after Talk Done grabbed the last spot by beating Zone 6 Ballers, 89-75.
With a 4-4 record, Talk Done was tied with Zone 6 Ballers and Spartans with the same record but also claimed an earlier victory over the Spartans to get the nod and will face unbeaten West Gunners in the best of three playoffs while defending champs Bayside Blazers will meet Warriors in the league’s East Division.
Talk Done were coming off a 77-62 loss to Young Starz.
Enrico Harrigan had a 23 points, 14 rebounds double double to lead Talk Done into the playoffs, with five players notching double digit scores. Devonte Brewley followed up with 21 points and Clint Weston dropped in another 14. Jevaughn Cameron and Jamoi Dore added another 13 points respectively to the final tally
DeShawn Douglas led Zone 6 Ballers with 17 points. Nathaniel Malone poured in15 and Jaylon Wilson contributed a 15 points 13 rebounds double double.
New Heights secured their third place spot in the eastern division, following an 87-74 triumph over the Avengers. Deon Smith was the leading scorer with 20 points. Dudley Richardson had 18 points to go with 10 boards. Kamreon Young and Terry Turnbull contributed 13 and 10 points a piece.
Kelcent Fulgence led Avengers game highs of 25 points and 13 rebounds, as three players recorded double doubles. Ashley Ritter followed up with 21 points and 11 rebounds and Jamal Todman finished with 16 points and 10 rebounds.
Splash Brothers secured the top seed in the Eastern Division following a 67-46 rout of Pure Playaz. Ashield Frett was the leading scorer with 22 points and 10 rebounds. Michael Benjamin added 22. Shamoi Dagou finished with 14 while Adriel Richardson and Kevin Bodkin contributed 13 and 10 points respectively.
Jose Balbuena was Pure Playaz’s top scorer with 22 points. Jeron Barnes added another 20.
Regg Penn had 21 points and eight rebounds to lead the Knights over Young Stars, 75-63. Nichols Charles finished with 16 points and Shakeem Freeman added 10. Data Vanterpool was the Young Stars’ leading scorer with a game high 18 points. Kemuel Gumbs poured in 18 while Jachoy Walwyn added another 13 to the tally.