WICHITA, KS – The 7th place game played out between #6 seed Tucson Roller Derby and #5 seed Kansas City Roller Warriors, two teams who had been on the wrong side of last minute upsets earlier in the weekend.
Although it proved a hard-hitting game with numerous pile-ups, both teams lost their game faces during time outs (also numerous) and seemed friendly with each other.
#51 ranked Tucson built a solid lead from the start and finished the tournament in 7th place after a 223-119 win against #50 Kansas City.
The two main successes to Tucson’s victory were offense and Kansas City’s jammer penalties, which came at a rapid pace in the beginning. Getting outscored 120-46 in the first half, Kansas City’s penalties and not offering offense off the line left them few opportunities to score, and despite better second half stats, they couldn’t catch up to Tucson.