Knockouts 207, Saucies 152
In the first of these games saw a 2014 title game rematch, as the Suicidal Saucies looked for some revenge on the defending champion Nickel City Knockouts. Things remained close throughout the first half the Saucies taking leads off of 20 and 25 point jams from June CleaveHer and B’kini Whacks respectively, culminating with the Saucies tying things up at 70 with a 4 point jam in the 16th jam of the first half. However a 23 point from Librawlian and the Knockouts just before the half opened up a 103-77 halftime lead for the defending champs, which would not be majorly challenged for the duration of the second half. The Knockouts lead grew to as much as 70 points before the Saucies closed things slightly in the closing jams.
The Knockouts were led in points by reigning QCRG Skater of the Year Librawlian with 102, followed by veterans Abercrombie & Fists, Toots McGee, and Ivana LeiHerOut with 41, 30, and 29 respectively. The Saucies were led by longtime jammer B’Kini Whacks with 55. Newcomers to the jammer rotation Hot Damnsel and Dollies transfer June CleaveHer made impressive debuts, logging 31 and 38 points including several points stolen without lead jammer status. MissFire tallied 24 while primarily matching up against Librawlian.
These teams will matchup again on April 24th. The Knockouts next play Kats February 27th, while the Saucies next play the Dollies on March 13th.
Dollies 236, Kats 133
The Dollies and Kats took the track in the second icebreaker preview, with the Kats seeking revenge for their 2014 game that saw the Dollies mount an impressive comeback to erase a 37 point halftime deficit en route to a win. Things stayed close through most of the first half, before the Dollies defense managerd to hold the Kats to 5 points in the last 10 jams to help open a 97-62 halftime lead. Things went easier for the Kats jammers in the second half, but also opened up for the Dollies as well as they outpaced the Kats 139 to 71 in the second en route to a 236-133 final.
The Dollies saw significant contributions from a number of rookie Jammers – Niagara Roller Girls transfers Murphy and Ashes t’Ashes contributed 48 and 47 points each, while rookies Penny Dreadful and Sassy McBrat added 40 and 14 of their own. Dollies co-captain Low-Hits Griffin led the team with 62, while veterans Vanilla Creamz and Red Fox tallied 13 and 12 of their own. From the Kats, second-year skater inSINerator led all skaters with 88 points, with an additional 40 coming from Evil-Lyn Cognito.
These teams will meet again April 10th. The Kats next play the Knockouts February 27th, while the Dollies next play the Saucies on March 13th.
The QCRG season kicks off in force this Friday as we see the Kats take on the Knockouts in what will be the Grand Opening – with all heating issues resolved and beer sales available. New portions of the facility will be completed and opened throughout the season, including the outdoor beer garden, on-site microbrewery, on-site restaurants, and exciting additions like the upcoming jumbotron. Stay tuned here and on Facebook for more information. Online ticket sales will be available imminently as well.
~ Giant Boy Detective