With a pair of road wins this past weekend, the St. Louis Surge women’s professional basketball franchise improved its record to 3-1 in the Women’s Blue Chip Basketball League (WBCBL).
In its two-game tilt against Mid West Division rivals, the Surge topped the Iowa Force Saturday, 94-72, and snagged a 76-74 nail biter over Flyers Elite Sunday.
Saturday’s battle against the Force in Urbandale, Iowa saw St. Louis post a dominant 55-30 lead at halftime. The third quarter saw the hostesses outscore the Surge, 24-19, but St. Louis maintained a 74-54 lead heading into the final frame.
In the fourth quarter, Surge scoring edged the Force, 20-18, and record the 94-72 duke for its second win of the season.
Sunday’s road showdown in Elsberry, Missouri against Flyers Elite, the WBCBL 2013 National Champion, saw St. Louis sport a 48-36 lead at intermission.
Both teams tussled in the second half and the Elite narrowed the score to 61-51 heading into the fourth quarter. The Elite rallied late but the Surge was able to stave the comeback and post the 76-74 triumph for its third victory of the season.
St. Louis currently sits in second place in the six-team WBCBL Mid West Division behind undefeated Nebraska (3-0).
The Surge takes the upcoming weekend off and continues play against cross-state, divisional foe Kansas City (1-2) on June 4 for its final road game of the regular season. St. Louis then hosts six straight games at UMSL’s Mark Twain Building beginning June 11 against Nebraska.
For more information on Surge Basketball, go to stlsurgebasketball.com.