Gnarlies Angels dump Salmo; Killjoys beat up on city rivals, Lumber Jackies
Defending champion Rossland Gnarlies Angels made a statement Friday night in Nelson that the road to West Kootenay Women's Roller Derby League title still goes through the Golden City.
The Angels outscored Salmo's Babes of Brutality 102-60 in the second half to dump their league rivals 167-120 at the Crashablanca Friday at the Nelson and District Community Complex Arena.
With the win Gnarlies Angels continue to lead the league standings.
In the second game of the doubleheader, host Killjoys ousted city rivals Lumber Jackies 163-118.
The Babes squad definitely wasn't playing a full strength, missing star Bobbi "Beretta Lynch" Barbarich from the lineup.
Despite the loss, the Babes took the early lead and stayed with the Angels until late in the half when Rossland took a 65-60 lead at halftime.
However, Gnarlies Angels stepped up the pace on the Babes early and often in the second half to skate away with the victory.
In the second match, the Killjoys also managed to put together a strong second half against rivals Lumber Jackies.
Leading 66-49 at recess, the Killjoys scored 97-69 to grab the win — the second in as many games.
The Killjoys defeated Dam City Rollers 181-78 during a mid-week encounter at the NDCC Arena.
The league is idle until Saturday, July 28 in Castlegar when the Killjoys face the Bad News Betties of Trail in one game while Lumber Jackies meeting Valley Vendettas of Slocan in the late game.
On Saturday, July 21, Kootenay Kannibelles host Spokannibals at 6 p.m. in the Castlegar and District Arena.
The Kannibelles are fresh from finishing second in the Western Canadian Championships last month in Nelson.
The all-star team of players from the West Kootenay League qualified for the National tournament in January of 2013.