MWBA - Maritime Womens Basketball Association

Early Season Statistical Leaders

Elizabeth Iseyemi was the Maritime Women’s Basketball Association’s first Player of the Week, presented by Royale.

With good reason.

The forward with Lake City 56ers is the league scoring leader entering Week II action that kicks off with two games Friday.

Iseyemi is averaging 20.5 points per game and leads the league in scoring in the early stages.

Lake City teammate Courtney Donaldson, Justine Colley-Leger of Halifax Thunder and Lauren Rainford of Miramichi Her-Icanes are second with 18 points per outing. Courtney Thompson of Saint John’s Port City Fog rounds out the top five with 16 points. Thompson is a former USPORTS national scoring champion when she starred with Dalhousie University Tigers.

Thunder’s Katie Upham is the pace-setter in assists with seven dishes. Erin Ingalls of the Fog is second with six and Donaldson sits third with 5.5 helpers. Rainford, Kaylee Kilpatrick of Port City and Amanda Pearcey of Halifax Hornets, all have five.

Iseyemi is also chair of the boards with a league-leading 11.5 rebounds per game. Allie McCarthy of Fredericton Freeze is second at 10.5 and the Hornets’ Hannah Brown has 10. Courtney Cain-Nordin of the 56ers is fourth at 9.5 while Kilpatrick, Miramichi’s Abby Miller and Thunder’s Kiera Duffie average nine boards.

Leage action picks up with a pair of intriguing games Friday night.

The Medavie Game of the Week unfolds in Fredericton when the Freeze (1-1) play rival Port City (1-0) at 7 p.m. at Lady Beaverbrook Gymnasium.

The Battle of Halifax also goes at 7 p.m. when reigning Legacy Cup champion Thunder (1-0) welcome the Hornets (0-1) to Saint Mary’s University.

Miramichi (1-1) hits the road for a Saturday date against the 56ers (1-1) in a 2 p.m. game at Cole Harbour High School. The Hornets visit Moncton (0-1) for a date with the Mystics at 6 p.m. at Crandall University.

The Her-Icanes remain in Halifax on Sunday for the lone MWBA game, a 3 p.m. tip against the Thunder at Saint Mary’s.

– Alisha McNeil and Halifax Hornets are back in action Friday, visiting Halifax Thunder. (DWinston Photo)