MWBA - Maritime Womens Basketball Association

Mystics Claim Border Crown

The Moncton Mystics came out of the gate firing on all cylinders.

The Mystics built a commanding first quarter lead, bent a bit late, but ended up motoring to an eventual 75-67 victory over Fredericton Freeze to win the inaugural McDonald’s Battle at the Border in St. Stephen, NB, on Sunday.

Moncton won the World’s Oldest Basketball Court Cup with the win in the event that featured all four Maritime Women’s Basketball Association teams.

The MWBA kicks off its third season of action Saturday.

In fact, Moncton will visit Fredericton in a 6 p.m. game at the Richard J. Currie Center Performance Gymnasium.

Port City Fog of Saint John host Miramichi Her-icanes at 7 p.m. at TD Station.

Kicking the regular season off is a Nova Scotia battle with Halifax Thunder visiting Lake City 56ers at Cole Harbour High School.

Game time is 2 p.m.

Lake City visits Halifax Hornets on Sunday at 3 p.m. at Mount St. Vincent University while Fredericton visits Miramichi at the same time.

That game will be played at Miramichi Valley High School.