Washington, DC (SportsNetwork.com) - Emma Meesseman scored 16 points, pulled
down 11 rebounds and had five steals to lead the Washington Mystics to a 79-68
win over the short-handed Chicago Sky at Verizon Center.
Fullcourt invited players from around the WNBA to blog periodically throughout the 2014 season. Today, Mystics rookies Stefanie Dolson and Bria Hartley - who were also roommates at UConn - check in together.
Dolson: It's obviously a different game - college versus professional - and I'm getting adjusted to that. Both coach Thibault and coach Auriemma have similar outlooks on the game, and they offer the same types of tips on defense.
Los Angeles, Calif. - The Los Angeles Sparks signed free agent guard Samantha Prahalis Wednesday to a contract for which the terms and conditions were not disclosed.
Prahalis, who averaged 8.8 points, 2.5 rebounds and 3.7 assists over the last two seasons with Phoenix and New York, will step in for Kristi Toliver, who is fulfilling professional responsibilities in Slovakia, a Sparks spokesperson said. The team does not know how long Toliver will be gone.
When Jasmina (Jazz) Perazić enters the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame this June, she will do so on the merits of her career as a Maryland Terrapin (’79-‘83). During her time in College Park, the six-foot guard led the program to three ACC Championships and the 1982 Final Four. Her 1,396 points ranks her 18th all-time in scoring for the Terps and she is one of only three women to have their jerseys retired by the University.
Quite the accomplishment for someone whose earliest basketball memories include coaches yelling, “What are you doing?”