What a great opening to the Atlanta Rollergirls’ playoffs! Tensions were high as the number two team, The Denim Demons, and the number three team, The Sake Tuyas, went head-to-head for a chance to play in the championship bout. The Sakes were first to put points on the board after a 0-0 first jam. The Sakes held the Demons for a good three jams, inching forward in score by two or three points each, until the Demons announced their presence with a single game-tying power jam by the slick and hard to trap, Nora Gretz. The Sakes and Demons fought back and forth, with hard hits and strategic star passes ending the first half with a close 72-57 Sake lead.
The second half was just as impressive as the two home teams battled for the chance to taste the sweet victory of championship. The Sakes’ Merchant of Menace scored more than a few natural grand-slams over the Demons, but the Demons fought back with vengeance, and their dominating defense eventually gained control. The Demons took a strong hold of the lead in the last quarter, ending the game with an official final score of Demons – 221, Sakes – 171.
Jammer MVP – Nora Gretz
Blocker MVP – Queen Loseyateefa
Jammer MVP – Merchant of Menace
Blocker MVP – Amelia Scareheart