MWBA - Maritime Womens Basketball Association

Freeze Cap Comeback Win

The Lake City 56ers couldn’t miss early.

Fredericton Freeze couldn’t hit early.

It appeared to spell doom for the hometown Freeze on Sunday afternoon in front of a raucous crowd at the Lady Beaverbrook Gymnasium.

Cue the comeback.

Fredericton roared back in an emotional and physical encounter to snap the 56ers’ six-game win streak with a 65-61 victory.

In the process, the Freeze put an end to a two-game losing skid.

Fredericton moved to 4-3 and sole possession of third place. Lake City sits 6-2, remained tied with the 6-0 Halifax Thunder atop the standings.

Rookie Bailey Russell beat the buzzer at the end of the third quarter for a critical three-point to close the deficit to 51-50 at that point, igniting the Freeze’s slumbering offence.

Russell would finish with a team high 14 points. Katie Daley added 13 and Amanda Russell sunk 10.

Elizabeth Iseyemi powered Lake City with 21 points. Courtney Donaldson and Lillian Fuller had a dozen apiece.

– Eva Tumwine catches some air during Fredericton’s win. (Fran Harris Photo)