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Windy City Rollers Mon Mar 04 2013

Fury Take 1st Place in WCR Home Season

wcr-logo.pngThe Fury took over first place Friday night in the race for the Windy City Rollers' Ivy King Cup.

After beating the Hell's Belles, 255-184 Friday, The Fury remain the only undefeated Windy City Rollers home team.

The Fury jumped out to a big early lead in the second jam of Friday's bout. In the first jam, Ska Face took lead jammer for The Fury, scoring a quick four point before calling it off. In jam 2, Billie Mean King of The Fury took lead jammer and scored 24 against the Belles' Unicoroner.

IMG_8367-20130301-_19.jpgThe Fury held the Belles scoreless until the fourth jam. Bloody Elle took lead jammer for the Belles until Jackie Daniels, jamming for The Fury knocked her down with huge hit after she scored only five points. But the Belles responded quickly in the next jam when Zombea Arthur took lead jammer and scored 15, bringing the score to 41-20 Fury.

Though trailing 139-54 at the half, the Hell's Belles looked ready to make a quick comback when action resumed. The Belles held The Fury scoreless through the first five jams and got the score to 139-105. But penalties led to a power jam for Jailya Roberts and The Fury in jam 6. Jailya Roberts extended The Fury's lead to 153-105.

Though the Belles got within 31 points, powerful blocking by The Fury eventually put the bout out of reach, winning 255-184.

Fury coach Peter Coffinail said after the bout that his team had to beat the Belles at their own game.

"The Hell's Belles are really good at controlling the pack," he said. "You beat them at their own game. You control the pack before they control the pack."

The ability to control the speed of the pack was a major factor in the Manic Attackers' 241-88 victory over the Double Crossers Friday night.

IMG_7624-20130301-_1.jpgThroughout the bout, the Manics kept the pack slow and built walls that the Double Crossers' jammers just couldn't break through. By halftime, the Manics led by 103, 132-29.

Though the Double Crossers threatened early in the second half, the Manic Attackers were able to keep them from putting together any sort of real run and won 241-88.

Manics captain Ruth Enasia said after the bout that after last month's loss to The Fury in the opening bout of the season, the Manic attackers focused on controlling opposing jammers and building walls in practice.

"It showed tonight," she said.

Double Crossers captain Sunshine N Painbows said that while her team lost by 153 points, they have improved since last month's loss to the Hell's Belles.

"We're still learning to play with each other," she said. "We've come really far. We're having a lot of fun."

Photos by Jason Ernst

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