The defending national champions of the Women’s Blue Chip Basketball League (WBCBL) hosts Midwest Flyers Elite at Washington University’s Field House Saturday at 7 p.m.
St. Louis (8-0) currently sits atop the four-team WBCBL Midwest Division and a triumph over their in-state rival (7-1) will give the team the automatic top seed in the division’s post-season tourney held later this summer.
The Surge stayed undefeated by thumping Garland (TX) Hoyas, 121-70, at Wash U two Saturday ago. St. Louis’ powerful offense churned a 51-27 lead at intermission en route to the 51-point win that pushed their WBCBL winning streak to 11 games.
Seven players posted double-digits in the victory, paced by 20 points apiece from veteran Leah Cotton and rookie Kristi Bellock. Newcomers Patrice Butler and Sherise Williams added 16 and 13 points, respectively, and a dozen each were contributed by returnees Jaleesa Butler, Rebecca Harris and Tori Walder.
Prime minutes and points were also logged by Bianca Latham and Kyrsten Crawford.
Their Saturday opponent, Elsberry, Missouri-based Midwest Flyers Elite, finished runner-up in the WBCBL national finale last season. This year, the Elite raced out to a 5-0 record until falling to the Surge (90-69) at home in early June.
To their credit, the squad licked their wounds and proceeded to claim two straight wins, including a 111-66 thrashing of Iowa Force on June 24 where the Flyers led at halftime, 57-16.
Saturday’s game should be an entertaining tussle between a pair of high-caliber squads.
Tickets at the door are $10 for adults and $8 for students with middle, high school or collegiate ID while children five and under get in free.
For more information on Surge Basketball, go to their official website.