MWBA - Maritime Womens Basketball Association

Mystics Open With Victory

The Moncton Mystics and Port City Fog of Saint John made sure the scoreclock at St. Stephen High School was working.

It sure was.

The Mystics outlasted Port City, 85-80 in the opening game of the Maritime Women’s Basketball Association’s Battle at the Border – presented by McDonald’s.

Moncton advances to Sunday’s final at 1:30 p.m. for the World’s Oldest Basketball Court Cup against the winner of the Fredericton Freeze-Miramichi Her-icanes game.

Port City will face the loser of that game in Sunday’s 11:30 a.m. consolation game.

Allie Berry powered the Mystics in the back-and-forth outing that saw 19 successful three-pointers. Berry knocked down 19. Kelly Vass scored 13 and Kelsey McLaughlin had a dozen.

Erin Ingalls paced all scorers with the Fog with 23 points. Rachel Farwell, a national USPORTS champion two years ago, had 21 and reigning league MVP Kaylee Kilpatrick scored 20.

Moncton held a 41-40 edge at halftime.