(ST. LOUIS, MO) The St. Louis Surge women’s professional basketball franchise utilized an energized fourth quarter en route to Saturday victory that simultaneously maintained their undefeated streak and claimed a top seed for the upcoming post-season.

The Surge, the defending national champions of the Women’s Blue Chip Basketball League (WBCBL), topped Midwest Division rival Midwest Flyers Elite 90-79 at Washington University’s Field House in a fourth quarter that saw St. Louis (9-0) zap their opponents with a 38-25 output on the scoreboard.

The 11-point duke resulted in the Surge’s twelfth consecutive WBCBL-sanctioned victory and also secured a top seed in the upcoming Midwest Division tournament held later this summer.

The Surge’s win wasn’t easy as their Elsberry-based opponents (7-2) gave the locals fits throughout. After one quarter, St. Louis trailed 16-12 but utilized a 26-21 stanza in the second to hold a tight 38-37 lead at intermission.

In the third quarter, the Elite outscored the Surge 17-14 and sported a 54-52 edge heading into the final stanza.

In the opening seconds of the fourth, Surge veteran Jaleesa Butler’s lay-up tied the score 54-54. A 9-9 push over the next seven minutes kept the game deadlocked, 63-63 with 5:45 left. Jordan Jones’ glass-kisser fifteen seconds later gave the Surge a 65-63 edge.

The momentum was aided by Patrice Butler’s lay-up at the 4:10 mark that pushed the Surge’s lead to 67-63. Rebecca Harris added a 10-foot floater with 6:45 left that finished the Surge’s 6-0 rally that gave the ballers a 69-63 edge.

Down the stretch, successful Surge free throws helped widen the winning differential. St. Louis was paced by Harris’ 23 and Butler’s 22 in the Surge’s 90-79 win over the Flyers.

St. Louis continues their home campaign at Washington University this weekend. For more information on the Surge, go to their official website.

Surge Basketball Stays Undefeated, Clinches Playoff Top Seed With Home Win was last modified: July 10th, 2017 by Brian Ledford

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