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Surge Powers Up For Saturday’s Home Opener

by Brian Ledford

After picking up their second straight win this past weekend, the St. Louis Surge women’s professional basketball franchise ignites their 2018 home campaign this Saturday.

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The 2014 and 2016 National Champions of the Women’s Blue Chip Basketball League (WBCBL) and last season’s runner-up hosts the Midwest Flyers Elite at Washington University’s Field House (330 Big Bend Blvd. – St. Louis, MO). Tip off is at 7:05 p.m.

The Surge (2-1) netted a 93-70 victory over the Music City Icons in Nashville last Saturday thanks to their 27-15 fourth quarter output. Three players recorded double-digits in the triumph, paced by guard Rebecca Harris’ 22 points. The veteran currently ranks third nationally in points per game (31.0).

Photo Credit: Mick Lite Photography

Through three games, five St. Louis players are averaging double-digit scoring, including returning forwards Jaleesa Butler (15.3) and Kristi Bellock (11.0) and newcomers Laura Johnson (11.0) and Brittany Carter (10.3).

The Surge’s complexion is defined by an extremely deep bench that perpetually rotates as the game progresses. Newly-minted Mariah King (8.7 PPG) and the tenured Bianca Latham (6.3 PPG) provide valuable minutes and defense for the squad while Kelsey McClure, Leti Lerma, Sherise Williams and Dyana Pierre collectively contributes.

Saturday’s meeting with Elsberry, Missouri-based Midwest Flyers Elite (2-0) is pivotal for the Surge as the visitors currently lead the five-team WBCBL Midwest Division standings.

The Flyers kept their record unblemished with last Saturday’s 115-53 home win over Iowa Force.

The perennial WBCBL powerhouse possesses a pair of lethal three-pointer specialists, veterans Jordan LaDuke and Kari Koch-Dowell while 6-2 Mizzou product Cherise Jones returns for another tour of duty at center.

The Flyers topped St. Louis 90-80 at their season opener three weekends ago. If they claim a win Saturday at Wash U, they more than likely will claim the top seed for the Division’s post-season tournament held later this summer.

Needless to say, the Surge aims to ground the Flyers Saturday and charge to a first-place tie in the standings.

Tickets at the door are $10 for adults, $8 for students with ID and free for children five and under.

The team is offering a home season package that includes VIP chair back seating, hospitality suite access with free food, admission to a pair of Surge parties and other amenities for $120 by GOING TO THIS LINK.

For more information on the Surge, visit their official website.

Arch City Sports will be in attendance and will have a recap of the game Sunday.

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