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Lake City 56ers vs Fredericton Freeze

Game Leaders

Points: Elizabeth Iseyemi (Lake City 56ers) – 26

3’s Made: Elizabeth Iseyemi (Lake City 56ers) – 5

The first game on the back-to-back triple header weekend was the Lake City 56ers taking on the Fredericton Freeze. The Freeze opened up strong offensively in the first quarter with Katie Butts and Katie Daley combining for 15 points in the first quarter. The second quarter saw the 56ers lock in on defence and score as a team in the open court, they outscored the Freeze 19-12 in the second quarter to take a narrow 40-31 lead at halftime.

The second half saw the 56ers forward Elizabeth Iseyemi start to catch fire shooting from all over the court at a high clip, she dropped 10 points in the quarter. The Freeze kept it tight with help from Eva Tumwine who was getting to the line at will. But the 56ers kept the lead after the third. The fourth is where Lake City separated themselves due to the play of Andrea Wright who was getting to the free throw line at will and even stepping back to hit a three in transition. The Lake City 56ers defeated the visiting Fredericton Freeze 78-60.

Moncton Mystics vs Halifax Thunder

Game Leaders

Points: Sophie Atkinson & Alaina McMillan (Halifax Thunder) – 13

3’s Made: Sophie Atkinson (Halifax Thunder) – 3

The second game of the day saw the Moncton Mystics travel to Halifax to take on the undefeated Thunder. This game was all offence for the Thunder. They started this game on a 20-0 run and never looked back, capping off a dominant 35-point first quarter. The main scoring for the Mystics in the first came from Celine Sterkel who knocked down two triples. The first half for the Thunder was all about balanced scoring with an explosive 65-point half but not one Thunder was in double-figure scoring.

The second half showed that the Mystics were trying to fight back to erase the deficit by slowing the game down. A bright spot of the second half was Allie Berry, playing a great post-game on offence and defence grabbing multiple boards on both ends. But the Thunder continued to dominate overall with three players hitting double figures (Sophie Atkinson, Alaina McMillan, and Sami Russell) and the Thunder won this game 101-48, the first team this season to hit triple digits this season.

Port City Fog vs Halifax Hornets

Game Leaders

Points: Rachel Farwell (Port City Fog) – 22

3’s Made: Alisha McNeil (Halifax Hornets) – 4

The final game of the MWBA weekend was the nail-biter of the day. It was a defensive matchup that was close the entire way. The first quarter saw the Hornets see success in the paint with Jasmine Parent scoring eight first quarter points. The Fog was led by Rachel Farwell, who scored a team-high 13 points in the first half, but due to Alisha McNeil knocking down three triples in the second quarter, the game was tied 39-39 at the half.

The second half was just as tight. Fog used the Mackenzie Ryan and Kaylee Kilpatrick two-player game to keep the game close. The Hornets needed timely baskets from Eva Widmeyer to keep the game tied. The Fog had a chance to win the game but Kilpatrick missed the shot in the post so the game went into overtime.

In overtime, the Fog dominated this game. The star of overtime for Port City was Danielle Alexander. She scored six of her 10 points in overtime to help the Fog outscore the Hornets 12-3 in the extra session for the 84 – 75 win on the road.