There were some anxious moments, but some key points from the reigning player of the week ensured Halifax Thunder remained perfect and atop the standings of the Maritime Women’s Basketball Association on Saturday night.
Halifax melted the Fredericton Freeze, 65-53 in the final game of the day at Mount St. Vincent University.
All six MWBA teams are back in action Sunday.
Thunder moved to 5-0 on the season and sit atop the standings with 10 points.
Fredericton’s mark moved to .500, sitting at 2-2.
Haley McDonald was the key behind the Thunder win, dropping 22 points, the only player on Halifax to reach double figures. Grace Wade sunk nine and Abby Duinker and Justine Colley-Leger both had six.
Fredericton struggled for consistent offence, but was paced by Katie McAffee’s nine points. Emily MacLeod potted nine, Nicole Esson eight and Robbi Daley six.
Thunder faces Moncton Mystics on Sunday at 3 p.m. The Freeze seeks a split, facing host Halifax Hornets at 1 p.m.
– Fredericton’s Megan Arseneault against Thunder’s Haley McDonald (Jodi Brown Photography)