By Ryan Spitz

In a very meaningful game on both sides regarding playoff seeding, the now three-win Sportslook squad handed Run TMC their third consecutive defeat, 80-69.

Sportslook has now sprung up to the 12-seed and will take on the Monstars in the opening round of the playoffs next week.  Run TMC, however, has fallen to the 7-seed and will take on a not-your-average 10-seed in Goon Squad.

Now, Sportslook is gaining momentum at the right time, and a balanced attack and defensive adjustments have been catalysts.

“The last couple games we’ve been playing as a team, we need to continue to play like that,” Sportslook’s Scott Benzing said.

The team play was exemplified by five of eight players scoring in double figures, led by Christian Allen’s 19 points.

In addition to team offense, Sportslook played strong on the defensive end.  A second half press was the difference as they forced eight turnovers, while only turning it over twice themselves.

Despite the loss, potential all-star Will Hudson continued his stellar play with a monster performance of 35 points and 14 rebounds.

With another great performance and second big win in as many nights, Sportslook believes there are still things to improve upon going into the playoffs next week.

“Staying healthy, keep our fresh legs, keep playing team basketball, keep pressing, keep playing good defense, keep playing team basketball, and I think we’ll be in good shape.” Benzing said.