Grudge match! The last time these two teams faced off was in November 2008 for the season championship. The Outlaws pulled out the win that night with a 90 to 79 score in a close back-and-fourth game. In the 2008 season, the two teams met three times. Both teams won one of those battles before going into the Championship. In this current match-up, Oakland is looking to solidify their championship winning status as Richmond is looking to settle the score.
Since the Wrecking Belles 2007 rookie season, they have been known for their quick and aggressive defense. A large part of the B.A.D. all-star team blockers are taken from Richmond's core starting blockers (Liza Machete, Demanda Riot, Velveteen Savage, and Lusty Malice). Anytime you play against Richmond, you are guaranteed a very physical and very frustrating game.
Last season, Oakland was more well known for their independent jammers and their stellar scoring streaks. The leagues top two jammers last year were Oakland players Kitt Turbo and Burly Bot. This season, Kitt Turbo is retired and Burly Bot is now being helped out on the jammer line by up and coming all-star Jane Hammer and ex-pack player Killer Vee.
To say that both teams are excited about this game would be a gross understatement. This bout will set the tone for these two rivals for the rest of the year. Both teams are looking to prove themselves on Saturday night and whichever team gains the win may also gain the momentum for the rest of the season. It's sure to be an exciting and unpredictable bout.
Oakland Roster: Bad Ass Mo' Foe / Brick Shields / Burlybot / Deadly Nightshade / Franknhurter / Jane Hammer / Jennacologist / Killer Vee / La Chica Mala / Lady K.O. / Lemmy Chokeya / Polly Puredread / Roughhouse Rhonda /Taxi Scab
Richmond Roster: Astronaughty / Brawllen Angel / Chantilly Mace / Demanda Riot / Diva Negativa / Friskie Meow / Golden Skate Warrior / J Crush / Liza Machete / Luda Kris / Lusty Malice / Nina Beretta / Roxie the Riveter / Velveteen Savage