(DES MOINES, IA) After a season-opening loss last weekend, the St. Louis Surge women’s professional basketball franchise rebounded and claimed a 100-65 road victory over the Iowa Force Saturday night at the Iowa Center of Higher Education Activities Center.
The 35-point triumph evened the Surge’s record to 1-1 within the Women’s Blue Chip Basketball League (WBCBL) and pushed them to second place in the governing bodies’ five-team Midwest Division.
Sporting a 20-11 lead at the end of the first quarter, St. Louis utilized a 12-0 run in the second frame that resulted in their 48-25 lead at intermission.
The Surge’s 52-40 cumulative second-half output secured their triumph and provided momentum heading into the team’s trek to the Cornhusker State next weekend.
Next Saturday, St. Louis faces Midwest Division compatriot Nebraska Strikers (0-0) in Omaha and then meets newly-minted WBCBL franchise Nebraska Dream (0-1) on Sunday. The Macy, Nebraska-based Dream, also a WBCBL Midwest Division member, is the first-ever Native American professional women’s basketball team fielded.
A two-game sweep and a divisional push is the missive next weekend.
The Surge, the WBCBL National Champions in 2014 and 2016 as well as last season’s trophy runner-up, launches their five-game home campaign at Washington University on Saturday, June 9. Season passes can be purchase AT THIS LINK.