The Big O: What We Learned

The Big O provided bouts up and down the WFTDA and MRDA ladders. We’ll be addressing the MRDA results separately, so watch this space. But on to WFTDA…

D2C 3rd: Blue Ridge Climbs Sac City, 215-188

D2C 3rd: Blue Ridge Climbs Sac City, 215-188 Photo: Danforth Johnson

MILWAUKEE, WI–Both Blue Ridge and Sac City are both coming off of their 2013 seasons with winning records and strong showings at the Des Moines and Kalamazoo Division 2 tournaments respectively. In their Milwaukee meeting, both teams looked focused and hungry for the opportunity to take the third place D2 title.

D2K 1st: Santa Cruz Gilds Sac City, 230-185

KALAMAZOO, MI–After the hosting team secured third place at the second and final Division 2 playoff, two teams from California faced off for the right to play for the D2 title in Milwaukee in November. The first half featured four lead changes–but Santa Cruz held the lead at the half and took the win 230-185.

D2K: Sac City Stifles Killamazoo, 283-173

D2K: Sac City Stifles Killamazoo, 283-173 Photo Credit: Mark Nockleby

KALAMAZOO, MI–In the last game of the night, the Killamazoo Derby Darlin’s thrilled the hometown crowd with a back-and-forth first half against Sac City, offering multiple lead changes and trailing by just 18 points at halftime. But the second half was all Sac City all the time; the visiting–and higher-seeded–team outscored Killamazoo by a factor of two (160-68) over the period en route to a 283-173 win. That secured them a date with Santa Cruz in tomorrow’s grand final, as well as a trip to November’s Division 1 championships.