Warning Belles @ Flint City
On Sunday night, the Naptown Warning Belles completed their sweep of teams from the Flint, Michigan, area as they tornadoed through the home Flint City Derby Girls by a lopsided 265-9 score. Naptown jumped out to a 70-0 lead after five jams, then Flint was able to get a single point in jam 6. At the half, Naptown led 137-5. The second half was more of the same, with Naptown rolling up a 128-4 advantage in that half.
Naptown had 20 lead jammers in the game’s 28 jams; Flint could only manage 6 leads. Naptown rang up at least 37 grand slams, too. Naptown’s Racer Xtasy scored a game-high 80 points, followed by teammates Dazy Disaster and Maiden America each with 49, and Trauma-Lina had 35 points. In all, all seven different jammers for the Warning Belles scored at least 13 points. They also got 6 points from pivot Asian Sinsation when the jammer star was passed to her.
The skater who really dominated play was Naptown’s Psychedelic Sandy. Sandy was belting every Flint skater in sight, finishing with 53 actions (blocks & assists) for the game (32 in the 1st half alone), including 16 knockdowns (15 of those to jammers). Naptown’s blockers dominated the front of almost every pack, building a three-skater wall, then leaving a blocker (usually Sandy) in back to harass the Flint jammers. Flint was never able to solve the Naptown defense. — Rusty Wheeler