DES MOINES, IA–The first semifinal was, appropriately, one of the highest-quality encounters so far. The intensity remained to the end despite Jet City holding a comfortable lead–and it was the Washington team that took the win 218-131.
DES MOINES, IA–Upsets aplenty marked the opening day of the first Division 2 playoffs. For almost exactly a minute of this bout it looked like it might go the same way–but two huge runs for Sin City put paid to Dallas. They posted the biggest win of the day and progressed to the semifinals, 299-95.