Windy City vs NRG's Tornado Sirens
Quarterfinal: 1NC Windy City 177, 9NC Naptown 85 — There’d be no second upset for Naptown here, as Windy City was up 10-0 after the first jam and had run it up to 55-7 after about ten minutes. However, for the next 40 minutes, Naptown was able to stay nearly point for point with the top seed as WCR had much more trouble keeping their jammers out of the box — Windy City jammers had 11 box trips against just 5 for Naptown.
With about 12 minutes to go and the score 67-17, Naptown finally managed to capitalize on a powerjam for Slammy Faye Bakker over Athena DeCrime and get a 10-0 to make it 67-27. Naptown got some lucky breaks on the following jams, as Windy City was missing a jammer for parts of the next three jams, but they could only get 3 points closer over that sequence against tough Chicago defense. That made it 70-34 with about three minutes to play in the half, and once Windy City could keep their jammers on the floor, they opened up the lead to 88-34 at the break.
Jammer penalty troubles continued to bite Windy City in the second half, allowing Naptown to pick off a few more points in the opening eight minutes, closing to within 94-57. Even after Shocka Conduit managed to stay on the track for a full jam and deliver a 19-0, WCR immediately lost their jammer again — this time, Kola Loka — and Naptown just started their slow march again.
With just over 11 minutes to play, Windy City was up 125-81 and Naptown was winning the half 47-37 — but Varla Vendetta finally busted out with a big 15-0, followed by a 18-0 to Beth Amphetamine, to turn the half’s advantage definitively back to the top seed, 158-81. Windy City finished the bout on a 52-5 run to win 177-85.
Shocka Conduit (69 points) and Beth Amphetamine (48) led Windy City’s scoring; Maiden America (31 points) and Willa Hoeflinch (19) picked up the most for Naptown.
Windy City advances and will face the winner of Brewcity vs. Cincinnati on Saturday at 1:30pm Central; Naptown heads to the consolation bracket to play the winner of North Star vs. Omaha at 7pm Central, also on Saturday. — Justice Feelgood Marshall