For the first 25 minutes of the hour-long March 24 bout between the host Sacred City Derby Girls of Sacramento and the Emerald City Roller Girls, the seating in the small, crowded venue seemed superfluous. Four lead changes and one tie kept the crowd on its feet. Sacred City opened up leads. Emerald City obliterated them. Up 26-24, Sacred City took a 21-point lead off 10-0 and 9-0 scoring runs by Jamn’ Jewlz and The 4Closer respectively. But Emerald City was not going down easily. They regained the lead on the next two frames. Jala Pain Yo (31 points for the bout) posted Emerald City’s best run, a 14-0 effort. Golden followed that up with a 10-2 jam. It was 51-47 Emerald City with 5:30 to go in the half. But, a couple double-digit jams by Jamn’ Jewlz gave Sacred City a 72-55 lead going into the half.
The second half was all Sacred City. For the first 16:30 of the period, Sacred City went with their most effective scorers, Jamn’ Jewlz (91 points for the game) and The 4Closer (102 points). During that run, Sacred City outscored our girls in green 82-17 putting the score at 154-72 and virtually out of reach. Sacred City’s star scoring duo seemed oblivious to which direction they were facing as long as they continued to zip around the track in the counter-clockwise direction and stayed in bounds after Emerald City’s ineffective hits. This was the story of the second half and how Sacred City managed to turn a nail-biter into a 227-90 drubbing.
You can catch the Emerald City Roller Girls April 21 at the Lane Events Center.