Memorial Hall- The Tri-State Tourney was conceived by KCRW as a fun way to get some other teams to play and put some fans in the seats to keep them entertained. The Omaha Rollergirls were invited down from Nebraska and The Oklahoma Victory Dolls agreed to drive up from Tulsa. All three leagues have their All-Star travel team as well as their B team. If you are wanting derby action, you are in the right place!
To kick off the festivities, Omaha Rollergirls' AAA took on hostess, Plan B. AAA's first game of the season was against St. Chux Derby Chix' Hell's Belles. They lost that game the first weekend in March. Plan B won their first game of the season but lost the last two. In those two games they have fallen into the habit of coming out of the gate strong but then falling apart in the second period. Hopefully, they have found a way to solve that problem.
To start the game, Bear Knuckles faced off against Penelope Bruise and ended up putting four unanswered points on the board. Genni Cash would come out for AAA in the fourth and tip the score in their favor, 5 to 4. Finally, it was Tanker Bell who managed to get a three point scoring run in that set the pace for the rest of the game and brought the score 9 to 8 in favor of KC. By Halftime, Plan B was leading 68 to 48.
In the second period, it was Eve Illness who went on a 23 point scoring run, bringing Plan B over the century mark, 106 to 69. The final score was Plan B-176 AAA-141. Plan B had pulled it off and got out of their second period slump. Let's hope that they can maintain the intensity through tomorrow!
The main event of the evening saw number 57 KCRW take on number 70 Omaha Rollergirls. Omaha defeated St. Chux' Pack In Black 203 to 175 in March. If a team like this starts to gain momentum, you can lose control of the game real fast. KCRW has played two pre-season games and one sanctioned game this year and stand undefeated. While this is a nice record, the pressure is on to not just win but to destroy the other team to be able to use the point spread to their advantage when it comes to the rankings. 57 will not get us in to Division 1 playoffs. In June they go out to Denver to face a team ranked 44. Every game is an attempt to raise that score a little higher.
To start the game, KCRW sent out The Dream Team of Jess Decker, Enigma, Dixie Wolf and Pebbles on defense and JessiKa Boom on offense. Her opponent was Eblastagirl. The whistle blew and Eblastagirl hit The Wall of Doom and it hit back. Meanwhile, Boom managed to get Lead Jammer and score four unanswered points. Boom would come back in the fifth and have a 20 point scoring run that would ring the score 30 to 10 in KC's favor. Omaha had rally in Jam 11 when Sk8l Attraction and Meg Skeeto were both ineligible for Lead Jammer so the jam could not be called off early. Meg scored 18 points to Sk8l's 13 but KC still held the lead, 89 to 38. By Halftime, KCRW was leading 159 to 39.
Xcelerator started the Second Period by scoring 20 unanswered points against Meg Skeeto. Jam 15 would see a different side of Omaha as, once again, X and Meg lined up. This time it was Meg who got Lead Jammer and X got hung up in the pack. She tried to pass the star to Pebbles who did finally get four points but not before Meg scored 15. By this point, Kansas City was leading 225 to 74. Ultimately, KC would go on to win 281 to 92.
Join us tomorrow as the action kicks off at 11:00 a.m. when AAA takes on Oklahoma Victory Dolls' Tornado Alley. Tickets are still available at the door so show up by 10:00 and get yours, you don't want to miss a minute of this!