MWBA - Maritime Womens Basketball Association

Thunder Perfect; Freeze Clinch

Halifax Thunder and Fredericton Freeze have clinched its respective provinces regular season playoff byes.

Thunder finished a perfect regular season Thursday with a convincing 107-53 win over Windsor Edge, posting a 10-0 record.

It is the second time in two Maritime Women’s Basketball Association seasons Halifax has posted an undefeated regular season.

Fredericton, meanwhile, turned aside a late Port City charge and down the Fog 78-69 in a game played in Sussex.

The Freeze clinched top spot in New Brunswick with the win and join Thunder with automatic berths in next weekend’s semifinals at TD Station in Saint John.

At Halifax, all Thunder players hit the scoresheet to send Windsor to its ninth straight defeat.

Tiffany Reynolds paced Halifax with 19 points. Kate Upham had 14 while Karissa Kajorinne and Anna von Maltzhan had 13 apiece. Grace Wade dropped a dozen.

Isa MacKay powered the Edge with 14 points. Nalini Maharaj scored 10 and Emily McNeil eight.

At Sussex, Fredericton overturned a single point halftime deficit and had a huge third quarter, bolting to a 16-point lead over Port City at one point before the Fog cut it to six.

A key Robbi Daley triple late in the fourth quelled the uprising and sparked the Freeze.

Allie McCarthy popped 17 to power Fredericton. Katie Butts had 15, Katie McAffee 13 and Katie Daley a dozen.

Kaylee Kilpatrick scored 17 for the Fog. Courtney Thompson added 14 and Reese Baxendale, playing her first game back home in six years, had a dozen.