Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Sun 85, Shock 68. The Sun (11-3) -- losers of their last five games against the the Shock (10-4) -- finally break a streak extending into 2006. The win puts the Sun in first place in the Eastern Conference. Amber Holt scored a career high 19 points for the SUn. Cheryl Ford of the Shock had 13 points and 11 rebounds for yet another double-double. The Sun took away Detroit's rebounding strength, beating them on the boards 42-32.
Mercury 98, Mystics 90. Once again, it's the combination of Diana Taurasi (31 points) and Cappie Pondexter (28 points) as the Mercury (5-7) beat the Mystics (5-8) in Washington, obviously enjoying the mojo of the Rose Garden ceremony from the day before honoring them as 2007 WNBA champs. Washington's Taj McWilliams-Franklin scored 31 points, a career high, in the loss.
Fever 78, Monarchs 73. The Fever (7-6) came back from an 18 point deficit to beat the visiting Monarchs (6-7). Katie Douglas of the Fever scored 20 points after starting 0 for 6, and 10 of Douglas's points were in the fourth quarter. Ebony Hoffman had 23 points for Indiana.
Lynx 91, Liberty 69. A five game losing streak comes to the end as the Lynx (7-6) beat the Liberty (6-6) back home in Minneapolis. Seimone Augustus came one short of a double-double, scoring 21 points and nine rebounds. The Lynx were motivated by a comment from Janel McCarville of the Liberty (four points, seven rebounds) who implied that Minnesota should have taken her in the 2007 dispersal draft.
Comets 82, Silver Stars 81 (OT). Tina Thompson of the Comets (5-8) hits a 13 foot jumper with 1.2 seconds left in overtime to get the victory on the road against the Silver Stars (8-5). Thompson scored 16 points for Houston (despite a fracture suffered to a finger on her non-shooting hand) and Michelle Snow scored 17 points with 11 rebounds for the Comets.
Sparks 76, Storm 72. You thought there were two dunks in regular season history in the WNBA? Make it three. Candace Parker dunked for her second consecutive game as the Sparks (10-3) beat the Storm (8-7) for theirr sixth win in their last seven games. The Sparks scored 17 offensive rebounds against the visitors, with Parker collecting 22 points and 11 rebounds.