MRDA: St. Louis Handles Twin Cities, 207-43
St. Louis jammer Short Knocks catches some unintended air. Photo: Bob Dunnell.
ST. LOUIS, MO -- The St. Louis Gatekeepers – ranked first in the Men’s Roller Derby Association’s mid-season rankings – stomped #7 Twin Cities 207-43 Saturday night at Midwest Sports Hockey.
The Gatekeepers (5-0) raced out to a 25-8 lead six minutes in thanks to a 16-point jam by Shanego Fett. This began a 21-0 run for the locals. Unfortunately for Twin Cities, the lack of scoring was just the beginning of their troubles. On the next jam, top-scoring Twin Cities’ jammer Jonathan Elliot tore his rotator cuff following a turn-one collision, sending him out for the remainder of the bout.
Meanwhile, St. Louis’ offense was just getting warmed up. Fett’s 20-pointer midway through the half and Short Knocks’ 29-point power jam in the waning minutes helped the Gatekeepers sport a overwhelming 122-12 lead at the break.
Double-digit jams by Debaucherous Prime and Gnat King Kill continued the onslaught in the second half. St. Louis outscored the Terrors 85-31 in the second half to remain undefeated and retain their perch on top of the MRDA. Both Fett and Knocks contributed over 60 points apiece for the Gatekeepers.
With only six leagues invited to the 2011 MRDA Championships in October, the seventh-ranked Terrors (7-2) have two more summer bouts in its quest to make it into “the big six.” The Terrors continue its two-bout series against #10 Race City Rebels on July 9. Twin Cities defeated the Rebels 195- 97 in April. Their final regular season bout takes place in August at home against #3 Magic City Misfits.