The Surge, the defending national champions of the Womens Blue Chip Basketball League (WBCBL), are currently 4-0 following Sundays 90-69 road win over the Midwest Flyers and have won seven straight WBCBL games, dating back to last years post-season trophy trifecta.
The 21-point victory over the Flyers pushed St. Louis to the top of the four-team WBCBL Midwest Division standings.
Through four games, five Surge players currently average double-digits, paced by veteran guard Rebecca Harris 19.5 points per game clip. Guard Leah Cotton (15 PPG) scored a dozen points in Sundays win over the Flyers.
Six-foot-plus Surge newcomers Kristi Bellock (13 PPG) and Patrice Butler (11 PPG) have each launched successful rookie campaigns while returnee Michala Johnson (11 PPG) has been extremely consistent.
Beyond that quintet, St. Louis possesses a plethora of weapons. 2017 addition Krysten Crawford has converted 8-of-18 three-point attempts while Jordan Jones is second in the team in assists (13). Veterans Jaleesa Butler, Tori Waldner and Bianca Latham have provide solid minutes and points while rookie Leti Lerma and Sherise Williams have complimented nicely to the Surge schematic.
The Iowa Force (0-2) are paced offensively by five-foot guard Annessa Roschs 15 point average followed by 6-2 forward Tia Mays 11-point clip.
The Surge defeated the Force, 107-59, at their WBCBL season opener in Des Moines on May 20 and plan to power up at their home opener in their continued quest of back-to-back national championships.
Tickets at the door are $10 for adults and $8 for students with middle, high school or collegiate ID while children five and under are free.
Saturdays contest begins a five-game home campaign. The Surges season ticket package that includes VIP chair back seating, access to the teams hospitality suite with free food on game nights, exclusive admission to a pair of franchise parties and other benefits, are $100 and available at this link.
For more information on Surge Basketball, go to their official website.
Arch City Sports will be at the Surges home opener and will have a full report posted on Sunday.