The Bad News Babes were on the road again April 29th in lovely Augusta, GA. Home of the wonderful hostess's, The Soul City Sirens. You know it's always an awesome bout (and two closesly matched teams) when a team wins by 1 point. We're proud to say it was The Bad News Babes who brought home that hard earned victory! Again these ladies hard work continues to pay off for them this season! Congrats Babes!
The Greenville Derby Dames Season 4, Bout 3 Double Header featured The Bad News Babes vs. The Low Country High Rollers and The GDD All Stars vs. The Chattanooga Roller Girls.
The Bad News Babes hosted the Low Country High Rollers Bruising Betties in the first match up of Season 4, Bout 3. The Babes knew just what to do and dominated the pack from the get go. First jam of the bout was a 12-12 draw between the Babes and the Betties. However the next two jams (Debuting jammers Trama Queen and Miss Align respectively) the Babes dominated with 13-0 and a 4-0 jam, bringing the Dames lead to 29-12. Next jam Dolly Deck posts a commanding 14-3 jam of her own. The Babes hard work at practice definitely showed on the track, they had the execution of strategy and teamwork down to a science allowing their jammers to rack up some pretty big runs bringing the score at half time 96-41 in the favor of the Babes. The second half was just as good as the first for the Babes, never losing the upper hand over the Bruising’ Betties. Low penalties and high jam scores culminated into a 141-77 victory over the Low Country High Roller Bruising’ Betties.
The All Star Bout between The Chattanooga Roller Girls and The GDD All Stars was one for the books. Seriously, if you weren’t there you missed out!! Notice we keep saying that? If you haven’t coughed up $10 bucks to see these girls skate, you need to do so PRONTO! Chatta came busting out of the gate hitting hard and looking for blood, putting up a 9 point jam. The All Stars answered back with 6 points, but Chatta put away 9 points in the next three jams, plus a huge 13-0 unanswered jammed. Luckily the All Stars caught a power jam and used it to its full advantaged putting up a 15-0 unanswered jam of their own to close Chatta’s early lead. However luck swung once again in Chatta’s favor and Chatta’s jammer Tamara Obscura was able to bank another 13 point jam to Conway Hitty’s 9 point jam. With GDD missing two of their key jammers (Lorena Block-It and Amber Rage), the All Stars were having to get creative and put some skaters you usually see blocking on the jammer line. The All Star blocking squad dug deep and was able to hold off Chatta’s jammers for 2 jams in a row, allowing Conway Hitty and Annathrax to put 9 and 10 points respectively up on the board for GDD bringing the score 50-52. The next several jams were either close outs or a few points going in favor of Chatta giving them a 79-60 lead of the All Stars. If you’re reading this and you HAVE been to a derby bout, then you know full well how close the score is and how anything and I mean ANYTHING can happen in 2 minutes or less. In the final jam before the half Annathrax had a commanding power jam of 22-0 giving the Dames the lead over Chatta at the half 82-79. The Dames regrouped and came out even stronger in the second half, maintaining their lead stronger closing out Chatta for 6 jams in a row with GDD still in the lead 106-93. Chatta got 2 more good runs in, but it wasn’t enough to hold of the Dames teamwork. GDD took the win 136-110.
April is gearing up to be just as busy as March, so I'm going to go ahead and reveal who the featured skater is for this month. It's none other than our lovely cover girl for Season 4, Bout 3 and birthday girl - Conway Hitty #6 string!! She was also recently interviewed by the lovely Kate in Skates so, yeah, yeah - I'm piggy backing again, but Kate does a fabulous job, just in case you missed it. http://www.kateinskates.com/2012/03/conway-hitty25-questions-stalking-your.html
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