MWBA - Maritime Womens Basketball Association

Meet Your All-Time Leaders

Kaylee Kilpatrick is the reigning MVP of the Maritime Women’s Basketball Association.

Can she also add the league’s all-time leading scoring honour to her mantle?

The former University of New Hampshire Wildcats’ star and long-time pro is within striking distance of taking over the MWBA’s all-time scoring lead as her Port City Fog of Saint John prepare for a huge weekend with two games.

Kilpatrick enters play Friday night at home against the Moncton Mystics with 367 career points over almost three full seasons. She trails leader Karissa Kajorinne, who scored 400 points over two seasons with the Windsor Edge (now Lake City 56ers) and Halifax Thunder. Kajorinne signed a professional deal in Portugal after leaving the MWBA.

The all-time statistics have been recorded by MWBA broadcaster and media personality Allan April of Halifax.

‘It’s fantastic that Allan has taken the time to keep the points scoring data since the MWBA started in 2022,’ said MWBA commissioner, Jen McKenzie of Dartmouth. ‘We only kept scoring stats the first two seasons before moving to Hoopsalytics this season for more comprehensive statistical information. It’s great to see the numbers and the amount of quality players who are still playing in our league or who have moved on.’

Kilpatrick, who was elected to the Saint John Sports Wall of Fame earlier this spring, is expected to play Friday against Moncton and again Saturday night in Miramichi against the Her-Icanes, needing 33 total points to tie.

Jenna Jones of the Mystics sits third with 309 career points entering play including a Thursday night date at home against Fredericton Freeze.

Courtney Donaldson of Lake City – who played for Halifax Hornets last season – is fourth with 296 points and Leo Elbert of Moncton sits fifth with 26 entering Thursday action. Jasmine Parent of the Hornets is sixth with 257 points followed by Miramichi’s Abby Miller – a former Mystic – who has 237. Rachel Farwell of Port City is eighth at 236 rounding out the Top 10 are Lake City’s Elizabeth Iseyemi and Moncton’s Kelsey McLaughlin with 227 each.

The Freeze-Mystics game is one of two scheduled Thursday. Fredericton sits 4-4 and Moncton’s mark is 3-5 as the teams meet at Harrison Trimble High School.

Halifax Thunder puts an 8-0 mark on the line when it hosts Lake City (6-3) at 7 p.m. at Saint Mary’s University.

The Fog-‘Canes game is the only one on Saturday’s docket before the curtain comes down on the regular season Sunday with two games. Port City enters 4-4, Miramichi, 3-5.

Those include Miramichi at Fredericton in a 1 p.m. game at Lady Beaverbrook Gymnasium and two hours later, Hornets host Thunder at Mount St. Vincent University

Hornets are 1-8 entering play.

The Pro*Line Stadium Legacy Cup championship is set for June 22 to 23 at Dalhousie University in Halifax.

New Brunswick teams will have a single game playoff Tuesday, June 18, to determine which two teams will advance to Pro*Line Stadium championship weekend.

Nova Scotia will host playoff games June 18 when Thunder plays Hornets in a game that will send the winner directly to final weekend. The loser plays Lake City on Thursday, June 20, to determine which team moves on.

– Port City’s Kaylee Kilpatrick is within the MWBA’s all-time scoring leader distance (DWinston Photo)