(ST. LOUIS, Aug 6, 2022) – The St. Louis Surge traveled to Flint Michigan this past weekend to play in the 2022 playoffs. Their first game tipped off at 5 PM CST against the Flint Monarchs. Michelle Berry started off the game by winning the tip against Monarch Rachel Hollivay, however, the Monarchs came out of the gates strong and fast. Flint outscored the Surge 19-8 in the first quarter. After a small pep talk from both Petra Jackson and Justin Tatum, the Surge regained their focus and upped their intensity. Unfortunately, the Surge could not climb up the hill fast enough, and they ended the half trailing Flint 29-42. 

Behind defensive stops and transition buckets, the Surge rallied in the third and cut down Flint’s lead to just 6 points. Although they increased their pace and aggressively drove to the hoop, the Surge couldn’t seem to get a foul call. Flint was able to push back and extend their lead once more, ending the third with a 66-52 advantage. The final 10 minutes of the game were very intense. The Surge fought with everything in them and with under 2 minutes to go, they were down just 4 points. Ultimately, the Surge were unable to overcome a focused and revamped Flint roster, shots not falling, and a lack of calls. The Surge ended their 10th season with a 80-89 loss against the Monarchs. 

Kelsey McClure, who knocked down 5 threes, led the Surge with 22 points alongside Sug Sutton who also contributed 22 points herself. Close behind them was Shug Dickson with 11 points and Osh Brown with 7. Three Surge players, Shug Dickson, Jacqlyn Poss, and Osh Brown all went 100% from the free throw line. The Surge scored 48 of their points in the paint and 21 points off fast breaks. 

The Surge’s 10th Anniversary Season was a memorable summer that would not have been the same without all their fans. The Surge appreciates the support of the community and each and every fan that came out to a Surge game. Looking forward to the next 10 seasons, there are 2023 season tickets for sale on the Surge website. Hoping to see everyone next season and ready to earn that third Surge championship ring