The day of 2017 re-matches continued with two powerhouse teams, #42-ranked Tucson Saddletramps and #44 Jet City Bombers, facing off at 4pm EDT on Sunday to take home the 5th place spot. At Besterns in June, Tucson found themselves defeated by Jet City 209-119. With both teams having agile jammers and strong shapes of defense, predictions for this game were all over.
Game 17, between #44-ranked Jet City and #49-ranked No Coast started out with two leads by No Coast followed by a point swing by Jet City. Jet City then held the lead for the rest of the game, but No Coast was sure to make them work for it.
Jammer penalties kept No Coast from making much traction in the first half. But strong and consistent jamming by Slam carried them through the second half, almost to victory. Jet City’s commitment to offense and capitalization of power jams kept them on top, and after a tough battle, Jet City knocked No Coast out of the tournament with a win of 182-163.