Kansas City upsets Gotham, 116-101
Posted by Justice Feelgood Marshall on September 29, 2007
Don’t have time to write a full recap before the Tucson-Carolina bout starts, but the West just made a serious statement in the opening bout of the Texas Shootout, with #4 West seed Kansas City surprising the #1 seed from the East, Gotham. Gotham looked practically invincible at Heartland Havoc, but KCRW consistently frustrated their jammers with very impressive pack speed and re-engagement — by the second half, it was clear that a lot of the Gotham players were tiring from trying to keep up. Even though Kansas City’s lead was only about 10 points for the majority of the second half, they always seemed in control of the game. Snot Rocket and Xcelerator both had some fantastic jams — with about 4 minutes left in the bout, a 14-1 jam for Snot Rocket over Bonnie Thunders made the score 116-91 and sealed the victory for Kansas City.
Kansas City will be playing the winner of Tucson / Carolina at 11am on Sunday… and that game is coming up right about now, so I’m fixin’ to watch it.