D2D 5th: Treasure Valley Razes Suburbia, 236-111

D2D 5th: Treasure Valley Razes Suburbia, 236-111 Photo (c) Danforth Johnson

DULUTH, MN–Suburbia and Treasure Valley matched up for the second time this weekend. They both won 2 and lost 1 to wind up battling for 5th place. It started as a very back and forth game after Suburbia got four power jams, but after the initial stages they struggled against the solid blocking of Treasure Valley. Treasure Valley’s stranglehold on the game got tighter and tighter as it progressed–and the Idaho team ended up improving on their day-one margin by 100 points, 236-111.

D2 Duluth: Treasure Valley Gilds Brewcity, 187-92

D2 Duluth: Treasure Valley Gilds Brewcity, 187-92 Photo (c) Ryan Quick. QuickNDerby.com

DULUTH, MN–Treasure Valley controlled Brewcity through the entire bout but didn’t beat them by as much as last year’s playoff game. While Brewcity struggled to settle into a solid jamming rotation, Treasure Valley could have benefited from playing a little more offense–especially with another game this weekend and jammers’ legs to think of–but they still ended up on top, 187-92.

D2 Duluth: St Chux Buries Treasure Valley, 229-149

D2 Duluth: St Chux Buries Treasure Valley, 229-149 Photo (c) Danforth Johnson

DULUTH, MN–St Chux have burst out of St Charles, MO, over the past 12 months, turning heads with their hard-hitting play and laying down ranking upsets across the Midwest. They came into Duluth as the tournament top seed after threatening to break into Division 1 playoffs. Treasure Valley earlier got past Suburbia having come in under-ranked for a second season in a row after a gruelling 2014 schedule–but are much more of a known quantity this year after taking lots of people by surprise in 2013.

D2 Duluth: Treasure Valley Unearths Suburbia, 129-109

D2 Duluth: Treasure Valley Unearths Suburbia, 129-109 Photo (c) Danforth Johnson

DULUTH, MN–Game two of the Duluth Division 2 playoff was contested by two teams who debuted at D2 playoffs last year: Idaho’s Treasure Valley and New York’s Suburbia. Treasure Valley again came into playoffs under-ranked–but this year it was mostly because of playing teams in the upper echelons of D1 and taking heavy losses, rather than only getting match-ups with teams further down. Suburbia looked for a while like they might manage to eke out an upset and even held a half-time lead–but Treasure Valley took the win 129-109.

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