D2D 7th: Brewcity Slugs Brandywine, 186-174

D2D 7th: Brewcity Slugs Brandywine, 186-174 caption

DULUTH, MN–Brewcity barely squeaked past Brandywine to take 7th place at the first D2 playoffs with a 186-174 win. While Brewcity held a respectable, if not comfortable, lead at the half, Brandywine surged out of the locker room to to take the lead ten minutes into the second period–only to see the game tied with two minutes to play. Brewcity’s Carabunga put on a blocking clinic in those final minutes, allowing Frank Hurt’r to retake the lead and secure the win for her side.

D2 Duluth: Suburbia Pickets Brandywine, 266-152

D2 Duluth: Suburbia Pickets Brandywine, 266-152 Photo (c) Danforth Johnson

DULUTH, MN–Suburbia and Brandywine are less than 100 miles apart and seemingly closely matched in skill, but had never met on the track before today. A close bout was expected and delivered in the first half–but Suburbia turned an 82-79 half-time lead into a 265-152 final and will fight Treasure Valley for fifth tomorrow.

D2 Duluth: Detroit Motors Past Brandywine, 336-82

D2 Duluth: Detroit Motors Past Brandywine, 336-82 Photo (c) Danforth Johnson

DULUTH, MN–Detroit’s cohesive strategies and experienced jammer bench gave them a marked advantage over the freshman Brandywine team. The Belligerents struggled to get points without a power jam advantage and were worn down in the first half. While Brandywine’s short roster works against them in a tournament setting and likely accounts for some of the margin, Detroit’s gameplay is above what’s been on show thus far in Duluth, suggesting that they may well be underranked. Heavy penalties plagued all but one of Brandywine’s skaters, and Detroit’s confident game carried them to a convincing 336-82 win.

D2 Duluth: Brandywine Storms Omaha, 198-144

D2 Duluth: Brandywine Storms Omaha, 198-144 Photo (c) Danforth Johnson

DULUTH, MN–In the first game of the WFTDA postseason, a disjointed Omaha team fell to a Brandywine seed who held the lead through much of the game despite fielding a short side.

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