by Muckety Muck, ARRG Bout Co-Announcer
(ST. LOUIS, MO) With a hard charge of points in the last ten minutes of the ARRG 2014 Local Championships, defending League Champions the Smashinistas posted a 157-145 win over the M-80s at Chaifetz Arena Friday night.
With the win, the Smashies (4-1) netted back-to-back championships.
The bout was tied 78-78 after the first jam of the second period. The M-80s stretched its lead to 120-105 with 14:25 left in the bout following a 19-point power jam from May Require Stitches.
The Smashinistas kept the differential tight as the period progressed and trailed 123-112 with 10:35 left.
On the next jam, Smashies’ jammer Brickyard collected a 19-point power jam that flipped the scoreboard in favor of the defending champs, 131-123, with 8:45 remaining. The Educator followed with a pair of points to widen the gap to 133-123.
The Smashies maintained the double-digit differential in the bout’s waning minutes and picked up a 10-9 jam in the bout’s final rotation to secure the 12-point win.
Brickyard scored unofficially 84 points in the victory.
The M-80s finished the season 4-1 and in second place.
In the third place bout, the Stunt Devils staved numerous hard charges from Rebel Skate Alliance to post a 148-116 win.
A full recap of both bouts will be featured on the website on Monday.
Check ARRG’s official Facebook page on Saturday for exclusive interviews from al four teams at the Chaifetz event.