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  • Photo courtesy of Caitlin Crowley Erin Sheets and teammate #3 Blondie block #12 ‘E2 Brute’.   

Saturday, February 20, 2016 8:14 pm

Derby Girls beat team from Louisville

Christine CalhounFor The Journal Gazette

The Fort Wayne Derby Girls defeated the Derby City Roller Girls from Louisville, Kentucky, 133-125 Saturday at Memorial Coliseum.

The Derby Girls started strong with jammer Heidi Orr (Legs Fordays) scoring continuously until she was put in the penalty box. But #105Tracie McBride (Majestic) and the Derby Girls' defense picked up the slack and the Derby Girls led 73-69 after the first period.

In the second half Jammers #3 Lea March (Fury Fae) and #808 Brooke Hernando (Johnnie Knocksem) rallied Derby City to within a point with one jam left in the game. McBride rounded the track gaining a final seven points and winning the game with seconds on the clock.