“Sweet Tea” Klee Wiggins had an unlucky debut match. Last season, she arrived at the studio to learn about the game and was promptly thrown into a match against The Barbarian that ended in a TKO. That match was not indicative of her skill, and Thursday she set out to prove that.
Wiggins (1-1) overcame a rough Round One performance to knockout Sabrina “The Siren” Ramirez (0-2) by a score of 15-4.
“Point blank, we needed the win,” manager Shannon Barney said following the match. “To get the KO on top of it was something that I think our squad had been lacking. And, I think that just fueled the rest of Klee’s team.”
Round One left a lot to be desired for both competitors. Despite a middling 4-PT opening round, Sweet Tea held a 4-3 advantage heading into the top of the second.
With the lead, the Korruption sophomore spun first to open up Round Two, and things began to look dire when she landed on Opponent’s Choice. Fortunately, Sweet Tea had no issues with the category of Harrison Ford, as Wiggins scored a perfect 8 PTS that was primed to grow even larger once The Siren also landed on Opponent’s Choice. Ramirez did the best she could in the category of Star Trek, but after giving up 3 1-PT steals, her opponent walked away with a massive 15-4 KO victory.
“You talk about a comeback, that is how you play the game Ms. Wiggins,” Barney praised the competitor after the win. “It doesn’t matter what happens in Round One. You have got to shake it off. You’ve got to move on and you came in prepared. You came in prepared and you did your thing. I’m blown away by how well you recovered in Round Two.”
The win earns 3 PTS for the defending champions, while also reducing a point from The Quirky Mercs.
No match is immediately scheduled for “Sweet Tea” Klee Wiggins, but she will be sure to cheer on her factionmate when Chance “The Cobra” Ellison takes on “The Delinquent” Lon Harris on June 18.