Newark Ballers Take HP8 Crown in Fall Classic
was a battle to the finish as the winning team, "Newark
Ballers", made up of Stephon Treadwell, Salik
Lewis, and Josh Brown overcame the
odds to win the November 5th tournament at Seton Hall Prep.
"Trey" was nominated by the tournament's referees
as 2006 Most Valuable Player.
The runner-up team of the "Fall Classic" was the "Legend Express", made up
of HP veteran Chris Zabady and his friends, Matt Swatt and Billy Chiusano.
Newark Ballers went undefeated throughout the tournament, until the first
game of the finals, when "Legend Express" defeated them in a close game. It
looked as if Newark Ballers might have finally met their match, but, after
getting off to a big lead in Game 2, they finished strong, taking the
Heaven's Playground "Fall Classic" trophy.
The event, which attracted 16 teams from all over northern New Jersey was
our organization's first autumn event. We hope to make the "Fall Classic" an
annual event along with the traditional "Shootout" of early summer.
Due to the generosity of our family and friends, Heaven's Playground was
able to raise over $1,000 for Operation Smile, an organization that repairs
childhood facial deformities all over the world.
TOURNAMENT PHOTOS ARE HERE!