JDB (Jerzey Derby Brigade), hoping to keep its undefeated 2017 record intact, last night on its home Morristown track hosted the Mason-Dixon Roller Vixens (MDRV) visiting from Hagerstown, MD. Early signs were that JDB would do just that. Pushing through very well organized blocking by Mason-Dixon, #3684 Californikate put JDB into a 10-point lead in a power jam. Gains by one side, notably by #00 Mental Block and #235 A Bomb, were balanced by gains by the other, notably #88 Poison Princess and #1958 Thee Mighty Isis, leaving the point spread little changed at half-time: 79 - 66 in favor of JDB.
The second half from the start looked different from the first as Mason-Dixon hit its groove. With a power jam by #14 Mystery May Terror, despite a solid hit by #221 Det. Sure-Block Holmes, MDRV overtook JDB 87-90. Thanks to spirited jamming and effective formation blocking MDRV expanded its lead to 28 points. That is a vulnerable lead in derby, however, as Californikate proved in the 16 point power jam that put the score at a very competitive 107-117. Poison Princess rebuilt a 25 point lead in a power jam, however, and the clock began to work against JDB. Despite gamely skated jams and rough-and-tumble blocking by JDB skaters, MDRV built on its lead in the remaining minutes. #88 Poison Princess brought the bout home for Mason-Dixon by putting 28 points on the board in the final jam.
Final Score 139 - 228 in favor of Mason-Dixon.
For Mason-Dixon Roller Vixens – #22 Lucretia McEvil as blocker, #88 Poison Princess as jammer
For Jerzey Derby Brigade – #221 Det. Dure-Block Holmes as blocker, #00 Mental Block as jammer