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Derby Girls fall to Kalamazoo

<p>Photo courtesy of Caitlin Crowley</p> <p>The Fort Wayne Derby Girls Trace McBride, left, and Jolie Walker block Kalamazoo's Stacy Dubois during Saturday's contest at Memorial Coliseum.</p>

Photo courtesy of Caitlin Crowley

The Fort Wayne Derby Girls Trace McBride, left, and Jolie Walker block Kalamazoo's Stacy Dubois during Saturday's contest at Memorial Coliseum.

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Saturday, April 02, 2016 08:14 pm

For the second time this season, the Fort Wayne Derby Girls lost to Kalamazoo, this time at home on Saturday night 162-146.

After Fort Wayne took an early lead. Heidi Orr helped the Derby Girls extend it with a 14-point pass. Then Tessa Marshall, a recent Fort Wayne Derby Brats transfer, followed up with a nine-point pass on her way to 41 points on the night. Marshall was a skater for the 2015 Team USA Jr. Roller Derby team.

Jennifer Oetting was Fort Wayne's highest scorer with 51 points. The Derby Girls held the lead through the first five minutes of the second half, 90-71, but then Kalamazoo's Jessica Crouch took over with several double-digit passes. Kalamazoo led 161-135 going into the final period. 

Tracie McBride was inserted into the Fort Wayne lineup against Crouch. After both were called for a penalty, Crouch re-entered the track shortly before McBride and scored the final point to finish off the Kalamazoo win.

The Fort Wayne Derby Girls’ Swat team played Lake City Roller Dolls from Warsaw in the second game and won 138-111.

The Derby Girls' last home game of the season is April 30. 

 

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