November 17, 2012
The Penticton Pistoleras end their home season with a bang and a win against The Tar Sand Betties in Women’s Flat-Track Roller Derby, Saturday at the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre. Final score 125-110.
The Tar Sand Betties from Fort McMurray, started strong and gained an early lead over the Pistoleras in the first half. A jammer penalty by The Betties landed RuckusDoll of The Pistoleras a powerjam giving Penticton their first lead of the night. The lead went back and forth between teams in a tight battle but The Pistoleras were still up at half time with a score of 62-59.
The second half was action-packed with fast jams, hard hits, and lots of penalties. The Fort McMurray Betties took repeated trips to the Sin Bin but solid, defensive walls kept Penticton from capitalizing on them. The Pistoleras played a strong defence themselves, keeping the Betties at bay and the score close throughout. In the final minutes of the game The Pistoleras pulled ahead with another powerjam and solidified the victory. The two teams hope to rematch in Fort McMurray next year.
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