The Moncton Mystics wasted little time.
Suring into an 11-2 early in the first quarter and fuelled by a trio of three-balls from point guard Leonie Elbert in the opening frame, the Mystics bolted past Windsor Edge of Nova Scotia, 96-56 in Maritime Women’s Basketball Association play Saturday in Fredericton.
It was the opening game of the day as all six MWBA teams have settled in New Brunswick’s Capital City for two days of action.
Elbert finished the day with 18 points to lift the Mystics, who evened their mark to 1-1. Windsor fell to 0-2.
Jenna Jones and Lia St. Pierre both knocked down 14 points for Moncton. Kelsey McLaughlin added 13 as the the Mystics dropped 27 points in the opener and 29 in the third frame.
Nalini Maharaj scored a dozen for Windsor. Chelsea Slawter-Wright had nine and Isa MacKay seven.
Moncton faces Halifax Hornets on Sunday at 1 p.m.
The Edge opens the day, facing Port City Fog of Saint John at 11 a.m.
All games are at Bliss Carman Middle School.
– Windsor’s Chelsea Slawter-Wright drives to the bucket with Moncton’s Kelly Vass in pursiot. (DWinston Photo)