The 2012 SEABL MVP & Finals dinner was held at Caulfield Racecourse last night, after the women’s and men’s Championship games at the State Basketball Centre. The women’s Championship game was won by the Dandenong Rangers over the Knox Raiders, while the men’s Championship game was take out in an exciting finish by just two points by the Albury/Wodonga Bandits over the Dandenong Rangers.
At the awards dinner, Roderick Geelong Lady Supercats player Deanna Smith was one of ten players named to the All Star SEABL Women’s Team, while St Laurence Geelong Supercats import Kimmani Barrett was also honoured with selection to the All Star SEABL Men’s team as well as receiving the Leading Scorer award.
The Men’s MVP vote count was a nail biting experience, with our own Kimmani Barrett the clear favourite to take it our up until his season ending injury in early July. At the end of July, with just two rounds left, Kimmani still held a good lead over CJ Massingale, however a 45 point game by CJ against Nunawading earned him the points he needed to take out the title 0 just one vote over Kimmani.
The women’s MVP was taken out by Bendigo’s Renae Camino. All other awards presented on the night are listed below. Congratulations to all award recipients and to the Dandenong Rangers women’s team and the Albury/Wodonga Bandits men’s team on winning the 2012 SEABL titles.
SEABL MEN MVP: CJ Massingale (Knox Raiders)
SEABL WOMEN MVP: Renae Camino (Bendigo Braves)
SEABL MEN COACH OF THE YEAR: Brad Chalmers (Albury/Wodonga Bandits)
SEABL WOMEN COACH OF THE YEAR: Peter Gay (Kilsyth Cobras)
SEABL MEN DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Mick Hill (Knox Raiders)
SEABL WOMEN DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Emily Fryters (Knox)
SEABL MEN YOUTH PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Josh Wilcher (Sandringham Sabres)
SEABL WOMEN YOUTH PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Rebecca Allen (Nunawading Spectres)
SEABL CLUB OF THE YEAR: Kilsyth Cobras
|All Star SEABL Men’s Team||All Star SEABL Women’s Team|
|Jazz Ferguson (Albury/Wod)||Kelly Wilson (Knox)|
|Shane McDonald (Nunawading)||Micaela Cocks (Sandringham)|
|Andrew Harms (Dandenong)||Renae Camino (Bendigo)|
|CJ Massingale (Knox)||Chantella Perera (Kilsyth)|
|Kimmani Barrett (Geelong)||Steph Cumming (Dandenong)|
|Tim Coenraad (Ballarat)||Deanna Smith (Geelong)|
|Tony Lewis (Dandenong)||Lindsay Laur (Hobart)|
|Deilviz Yearby (Bendigo)||Sara Blicavs (Launceston)|
|Brandon Polk (Hobart)||Alice Kunek (Nunawading)|
|Mohamed Ntumba (Albury/Wod)||Amy Denson (Knox)|