In a high-stakes Halifax showdown, the MSVU Mystics took a 2-0 lead in the series, claiming the win by a scoreline of 68-89. The home Blue Devils were short staffed, missing key forward Claire Hickman to injury, sporting a bench of only 3 players for the games duration. The game remained close at halftime, with the UKC Ladies trailing only by 5, 40-45. However, as legs tired in the second half MSVU took control via Julia Kokonis (23 pts) and Gewn Ettinger-O’Leary (18 pts.). Elsewhere, King’s guards Jenna Bain and Geana George recorded 17 and 14 points respectively. King’s next travel to St. John to square off against the Seawolves of UNBSJ in a back-to-back ACAA basketball weekend on February 1 and 2 to open the final month of the regular season.