Better Late Than Never: A Windy City Rollers Update
By Marcus Gilmer in Arts & Entertainment on Jun 9, 2009 4:20PM
We're embarrassed that this slipped by our radar, but on May 30th (the night we were celebrating our fifth birthday!) the Windy City Rollers had their last bout before June's Ivy King Cup Championship. How did things shake out? In a heated thriller, defending champs Hell's Belles fell to the Manic Attackers 123-112. The Manic Attackers, who were winless last year and 3-14 overall heading into this season, finished tied atop the league standings with the Belles, each team at 4-2. In the second bout, it was the previously winless Fury team playing spoiler by beating the Double Crossers 93-87 and keeping the Double Crossers out of contention for the Championship bout. (Be sure to check out the complete recap of the bout here).
Speaking of the Championship bout, it all goes down at the UIC Pavilion on Saturday June 20th at 6 p.m. sharp. In the first bout, skaters from the Double Crossers and The Fury will be randomly sorted into black and white teams that will play each other. And then, the Manic Attackers look to complete the David-versus-Goliath story by taking on Belles in the championship bout. The two squads split the season series and judging by how things shook out in that last bout, it should be an explosive match.
Get excited for the championship by checking out our previous Windy City Rollers coverage:
Windy City Rollers, Ivy King Cup Championship, Saturday June 20th, 6 p.m., UIC Pavilion, 525 S Racine Ave, Tickets: $10 children, $15 students & seniors, $20-$40 adults via Ticketmaster