After taking the lead from Milwaukee’s Brewcity Bruisers in the third jam, the North Star Supernovas refused to give it up and closed out the bout with a 138-84 win. NSRG and BCB finish the tournament in 7th and 8th places, respectively. Brewcity jammer Rejected Seoul started the bout with four unanswered points, but North Star quickly erased their lead and created a twelve-point cushion in their favor over the next three jams. Jamming again 13 minutes in, Seoul did her best to even it up while opposing jammer Jawbreaker sat in the penalty box, but NSRG took only three minutes to undo all of her work. Midway through the half, BCB jammer Rhoda Ruin took advantage of two North Star blockers serving penalties to put up seven points but ended up in the box herself, allowing North Star jammer MEDUSA to gain eight on the following power jam. BCB jammers ZoTay and Skittle added five points apiece to bring the Bruisers up to 35, but a track-cutting call on BCB jammer Skittle gave North Star's Stalker Channing the chance to put up five more while skating unopposed. MEDUSA literally leapt in the lead jammer position with two minutes remaining and she and Jawbreaker brought the score to 55 NSRG - 35 BCB at halftime.
For the first 1:07 of the second half, the pack literally went nowhere, finally crossing the line and releasing the jammers after BCB’s pivot left the penalty box. North Star employed the slow pack start again at the start of the second jam, drawing loud boos from the crowd but creating a confused Brewcity pack which, combined with a major penalty against BCB jammer High D. Voltage, gave North Star Katarina Hit the chance to rack up 20 points. This led into several jams rife with major penalties against blockers and jammers for both teams. The box emptied with just over 15 minutes left and a score of 89 NSRG – 57 BCB, but major penalties leading to unopposed jams allowed BCB to earn 19 and NSRG jammers 35 in the final ten minutes. Skaters and refs took a knee with less than one minute on the clock for NSRG jammer Stalker Channing, who was injured coming around a turn but left the track under her own power. After an official timeout and discussion with both teams, the match was ended with the final score 138-84.
North Star League Writer/Sideline Reporter: Ayn Rant