With a score that could have gone either way for most of the bout, the Apocalypstix and Sake Tuyas brought the intensity for the season opener. The Stix came off the whistle hard, using strong walls to hold the Sakes scoreless for the first several jams, running up a 25-0 lead. The Sakes regrouped and a huge 29-0 jam by Sake jammer, Hollicidal, put the ninjas ahead. A combination of stellar blocking by Sakes ICU Dead and Amelia Scareheart and swift jamming by Wheelin’ Jennings and Hella Blitzgerald turned the tables, and the Sakes ran up a score of 79-46 at the half. At the top of the second half, Axtual Malice, Rudy Huxtabrawl, and Slamborghini created the tight walls the Stix are known for, and jammers The Ruffian and The Boss wouldn’t take no for an answer—the Stix mounted a come back with a score of 80-82 with the Sakes still in the lead. However, Hollicidal was able to put 30 points on the board, which was just the beginning of a 46-0 scoring run to secure the Sake’s victory.
Players of the Game
Apocalypstix Jammer MVP: Genie in a Battle
Blocker MVP: Rudy Huxtabrawl
Sake Jammer MVP: Hella Blitzgerald
Blocker MVP: The Merchant of Menace