The last regular season games were as expected, with every team fighting for seeding in the playoffs. Majority of the teams were shorthanded. ABC defeated Lenfer this game, 70-66, a must win game for ABC to finish second place. ABC again, came with better game planning thanks to Elio Nunes scoring season high 32-points. Tino Brazao of Lenfer also scored his season high 33-points, and 17-rebounds. Carlos Gomes of ABC also had a good game, with 17-points, 12-rebounds. ABC will play #5 seed, Predio, and Lenfer will play #4 seed, Bairro, in the first round of playoffs on June 4.
Volcanic and Bairro played a tough game that ended with a thriller with Bairro winning by 1 point as time expired. This was a significant game for Bairro to give them the 4-place seeding. With this loss, Volcanic finished at the bottom of the league, despite having the league’s best scorer, Chris Owden averaging 24.7 points and 9.3 assists per game. Owden finished this game with 40-pts, his season high. Owden is in the M.V.P conversation being top 3 in scoring, rebounds, and assists per game. However, Volcanic only won 1 game in the regular season. The other candidate is Tino Brazao averaging 21.7 points and 7.8 rebounds. Brazao and Owden are tied with 173 points, Brazao at 50% and Owden 47% in field goals.
Campana finished the regular season undefeated at 9-0 and will face the #6 seed, Volcanic, in the first round of playoffs. Predio finished 5th, however, Predio made some key changes with their team and are expected to make a surprise push in the playoffs.
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