D2DM 9th Place: DC Vetoes Tallahassee, 345-135

D2DM 9th Place: DC Vetoes Tallahassee, 345-135 Photo Credit: Danforth Johnson

DES MOINES, IA–Last year, DC went into the final Eastern regional tournament as the bottom seed, but found themselves fighting for fifth on the final day. That situation was flipped this time; they came in seeded #4, but found themselves up first on the final day, fighting to avoid the wooden spoon. Thankfully for them they did; they finished 345-135 winners over Tallahassee’s Capital Punishment and took ninth place.

D2DM: Duke City Demolishes Tallahassee, 274-94

D2DM: Duke City Demolishes Tallahassee, 274-94 Photo Credit: Jenni Davidson/Kit Ruff

DES MOINES, IA–Despite penalty trouble on both sides (albeit not to the level of some games this weekend), Duke City put up a commanding 274-94 win over Tallahassee thanks largely to strong defensive play which consistently held the team in orange to single-digit scores on power jams, while Duke City routinely put up 15-20 point margins on their own power jams.

D2DM: Dallas Bumbles Past Tallahassee, 267-249

D2DM: Dallas Bumbles Past Tallahassee, 267-249 The penalty board at the death. Photo Credit: Danforth Johnson

DES MOINES, IA–After Treasure Valley took out Omaha to open the first WFTDA Division 2 playoff with a one-sided affair, it fell to Dallas and Tallahassee to make things interesting. With 103 major penalties accrued between the teams, it was not the highest quality affair–but those penalties came in clumps, making scoring streaky and the final minutes tense. In the end Dallas managed to hang on and progress to face Sin City with a 267-249 win.

SC 7th Place: 8SC Omaha Escapes 9SC Tallahassee, 132-118

LINCOLN, NE — In a rematch of Friday’s opening game, 8th seeded Omaha met 9th seed Tallahassee in a low-scoring battle for 7th place in the Landlocked Lace-Up. Despite substantial blocker penalty trouble, especially in the first period, Tallahassee were able to stay within spitting distance throughout the game — but they were never able to close the gap. Omaha held a 10 to 20 point lead for two-thirds of the game and when the final whistle blew, and repeated their opening day triumph with a 132-118 victory. As a result both teams move up a spot in the South Central rankings, at the expense of the free-falling Houston.

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