Atlanta, GA (Sports Network) - Angel McCoughtry had 23 points, seven assists,
six steals and five rebounds, as the Atlanta Dream opened the home portion of
their schedule with a 100-74 victory over the New York Liberty.
In the early days of the WNBA when all the franchises were sisters to NBA operations, most of the teams took on nicknames akin to those of big brother. So when Washington arrived to become part of the same ownership of the NBA Wizards, it seemed appropriate to be called the Mystics. The Washington Mystics claim to be celebrating their 15th season in the WNBA, one less than the entire history of the pro league launched in the summer of 1997. Truth be told, there hasn’t been much to celebrate in that span.
Illinois wing Alexis Burke, a junior, has transferred to Rutgers, head coach C. Vivian Stringer announced Thursday.
The 5-11 Burke, the 2010 Georgia Class 4A Player of the Year, was ranked among the top 50 high school recruits in the country, and among the top 15 at her small forward position, when she was signed by former Illini head coach Jolette Law in 2008 out of Bainbridge High School, Bainbridge, Ga. , in 2009. in addition to leading her high school team to a 25-4 record in her senior season, Burke helped her club team, Essence, to the Nike National championship in 2008.