In honor of our men and women in uniform, the Gainesville Roller Rebels defended their home rink with a 218-62 drubbing of the Bradentucky Bombers.
After losing their first bout of the season the Rebels have gone on a tear winning five straight. They have shut down the competition with tight blocking, and run up the score with quick jamming and minimal penalties. On the current winning streak, the Rebels have outscored their competition 70-335, and held their last four opponents to under 100 points. In the first half of this bout GRR had a commanding 111-12 lead on an undermanned Bomber Squad.
The Rebels took the lead on the first jam with Susie Bonebreaker (13) 3-2, and would never look back. The jamming foursome of Susie, Krispy Kreme-Her (0), LeBrawn Maimes (23) and newer jammer Noam Bombsky (12), kept the Bomber defense off track, racking up key grand slams early. Big hits and solid walls kept Bomber jammers from getting anywhere, leaving points few and far between. The formidable wall of Sarah Jean Russell (77), Eh-nihilator (49th parallel), Atomic Mel-Down (U-235), and the always hard-hitting Grizzly Madams (2nd Amendment), allowed the GRR jammers to get through gaping holes, and closing them up fast when Bomber jammers tried to make the same pass
A game plan coming in was neutralizing crafty veteran Blaque Jac (21) by keeping a body on her and not allowing her to put the big hit on the GRR jammers. The Bombers were at a disadvantage in this match up, having to borrow some players from Gold Coast and Tallahassee. They were never able to muster any offense, and some key cutting the track majors by Misterious (5), led to a 42 point swing in the first half that effectively put the bout away. The Bombers could only score 12 points in the first half which was a credit to the solid defense by the Rebels.
The second half saw much of the same play. The Bombers did come out with a little more energy, but the point deficit was too much to overcome. Some good jams by Maimes and Bombsky towards the end of the second period squashed any hope of a comeback, and as the final whistle sounded, GRR won 218-62.
News and Notes:
- Proceeds from the raffle went to the Wounded Warrior Project. The raffle rounded up a total of $200 for this very worthy cause.
- A hearty thanks to all the volunteers who work so hard to put this bout together, you’re effort is greatly appreciated.
- Congrats to Atomic Mel-Down for winning her first MVP, and to LeBrawn Maimes for winning MVP jammer.
- The next home bout for the Rebels is versus Tri-County on June 18th. Join us for the fun at Skate Station to see if Tri-County can get the win, or if the Rebels will continue their hot streak.