(CLEVELAND, OH) After being bounced to the consolation bracket of the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA) Division 2 playoff round by Kansas City on Friday, the St. Chux Derby Chix, seeded seventh in the ten-team tourney, rebounded with a 206-135 victory over #8 Jet City Saturday afternoon at Cleveland Public Auditorium.
With the 71-point win, St. Chux advances to the playoff’s fifth-place game and has a rematch with #10 Brandywine set for Sunday at 2 p.m. Eastern (1 p.m. Central). On Friday morning, SCDC topped Brandywine by nine points in a playoff quarterfinal qualifier.
SCDC launched the game with a 21-8 power jam paced by Jedi Knight-N-Gale. Then after Jet City posted three on the next rotation, the Pack In Black’s Conner collected eight points five minutes deep into the game to push the score to 29-11.
St. Chux pushed its lead to twenty following Sugar Shock’s two-pointer scored with 14:40 left in the period to make the score 48-28.
After Jet City scored six two jams later, St. Chux went on 22-3 run over the next three rotations. A pair of power jams yielded 11 and 7 points, respectively, for Conner and Knight-N-Gale and Psychokid D Freakout finished the stretch run with a four-point pass that pushed SCDC’s lead to 70-37 with 7:10 left in the half.
Jet City rebounded with a 10-point power jam from Ivana Hercha on the next rotation to narrow the gap to 70-47 at the 5:10 mark. Points were traded as the first period finished as St. Chux sported an 80-58 lead at intermission.
The score swelled to 89-69 after the second period’s first three rotations and then St. Chux posted a 36-4 run on the next two jams to widen the distance. A 10-4 strike from Knight-N-Gale was followed by Freakout’s 26-point tally with 23:45 left in the game that blossomed SCDC’s advantage to 125-73.
Meanwhile, the Pack In Black’s front walls, paced by Big Red, Pixie Dust-Ruction, Tara Eyes, Zombie F-bomb, 50 Shades of Pink, Whip L’Ash, Joanie Rollmoan, Slaughterhaus, Sha’Killa and Calamity Cat, kept the opponents with mid-period domination. With their stellar work, SCDC blocking caused six Jet City jammer penalties in the second half that yielded 77 points.
St. Chux extended the score to 171-90 following Knight-N-Gale’s 23-point power jam with 12:05 remaining.
Concluding with a 17-8 power jam by Freakout, St. Chux outscored Jet City 126-77 in the second period to notch the 206-135 victory and entry into Sunday’s fifth-place game.
Knight-N-Gale paced SCDC scoring with 97 points, followed by Freakout’s 55.
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ST. CHUX DERBY CHIX (206): Jedi Knight-N-Gale 97, Psychokid D Freakout 55, Conner 34, Sugar Shock 11, Tara Eyes 9.