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Windy City Rollers Tue Jun 21 2011

Fury Are WCR 2011 Home Season Champs

Fury champs

The Fury celebrate their win over the Manic Attackers / Photo: Gil Leora

The Windy City Rollers are feelin' the Fury. After a battle royale against the Manic Attackers at Saturday night's Ivy King Cup championship bout at the UIC Pavilion, the team took home the coveted award. The win concluded a spectacular season for the Fury. It also marked their fourth time as league champs (previously winning in '05, '06, and '10).

From the game's get-go, the Fury grabbed the lead and refused to let go, seizing lead jammer status and maintaining a very fast pack. That's not, however, to say it was an easy fight. After the first few jams, the score inched along as the Manics held their contenders at bay. There were some amazingly tight races between the Manics' Beth Amphetamine and the Fury's Kola Loka, as both skaters strove to get to the pack first.

While the Manics offense was tight -- star blocker Bork Bork Bork was the team's reliable Zamboni, clearing a path for the jammer -- their defense lacked consistency. Oftentimes they were seen stacking the back of the pack and leaving the front to the Fury, much to the chagrin of the Manic jammers, who would come to a screeching halt as soon as they hit the wall of blockers. By halftime the score was in the Fury's favor 64-39. Despite some amazing 14-point gains by the Manics, in the end they were no match for heavy blocking from the Fury's Sargentina and power jams by Ska Face and Kola. Once again, the league's streetwise skaters took the championship, 121-77.

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