Yesterday’s Sun vs. Sparks game showcased two teams struggling to make the playoffs from opposite ends of the spectrum. It also highlighted one of the premiere individual rivalries that fans will enjoy for years to come, in the battle of the Ogwumike sisters.
Fullcourt invited players from around the WNBA to blog periodically throughout the 2014 season. Today, Liberty guard Ta’Shauna “Sugar” Rodgers checks in.
Since I last wrote, we've been winning more games, and we've been doing especially well on the road. The back-to-backs are kind of tough, but we've got more important games coming up. We're treating every game like it's a playoff game. Both our momentum and chemistry is coming up, and we're becoming more mature, which shows in some of the tough games we've pulled out.
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. -- In an ending which you would probably only draw up in Hollywood, Cal Storm Team Taurasi (yes, Diana is a sponsor) erased a 10-point second-half deficit as time expired in regulation and went on to win its first Nike Nationals championship in overtime (65-60) over Tree of Hope (based out of the Seattle area). This marked the first finals meeting of two West Coast teams (Taurasi is based out of California) in the history of this prestigious event.
Sixth woman, unsung hero, secret weapon – call San Antonio Stars guard Jia Perkins what you want, but every name fits.
The 11-year veteran has been a stable and productive presence throughout her professional career. In her fourth season with the Stars, she has made invaluable contributions, her coaches and teammates say.
Well, it doesn’t have the same ring as Sunday! Sunday! Sunday!, but you get the idea.
Tomorrow (7/31) is going to be a big day in the W. Sure, there is a four game line up with several teams in the playoff hunt. But there will be one game everyone will be watching, as the red hot Phoenix Mercury travel to the twin cities to take on their Western Conference rivals, the Minnesota Lynx.
This past spring, Indiana Fever coach Lin Dunn announced she'd be retiring at the conclusion of this year's WNBA season. She has been coaching for 44 years, at both the collegiate and professional levels. I sat down with Coach Dunn last night to talk with her about her future plans, and her perspective on the sport after so many years.
The message from a group of fans came through to Phoenix Mercury star center Brittney Griner loud and clear Thursday night: We appreciate what you've done.
As part of the Los Angeles Sparks' gay and lesbian pride night - following suit with most other WNBA teams this season - they hosted a post-game "meet and greet" session with opposing player Griner. The 6-foot-8 All-Star made headlines last year when she came out as a lesbian.
As the fourth quarter of last weekend's WNBA All-Star game wound down, Atlanta Dream rookie Shoni Schimmel wound up.
Down the stretch, and into the overtime period, Schimmel put up 13 of her game-high 29 points. It seemed at times that she couldn't miss, as she threw up improbable shots that drained the net.
When all was said and done, Schimmel had lead the East to the win, broke the game scoring record and was crowned MVP of the day. As she hoisted the trophy to a loudly-cheering crowd, the court around her was flooded.
LOS ANGELES, CALIF. - The New York Liberty won the "test of wills" with the Los Angeles Sparks Wednesday, holding them off for the 66-64 win.
Tina Charles had 31 points and 15 rebounds for the Liberty, while Cappie Pondexter added 16 points. Nneka Ogwumike was the high scorer for the Sparks, with 23 points. Jantel Lavender had 16 and Kristi Toliver, 13. Los Angeles All-Star forward Candace Parker sat out with a left knee strain, and is day to day.