Sunday, June 29, 2008
Sky 76, Shock 59. It's rare that the Shock (11-5) get rebounded, but Detroit lost the battle of the boards to the Sky 36-28. The Shock's starting five had a grand total of 21 points. Four Sky (4-9) scored in double figures, with Candace Dupree leading with 18 points to help the Sky break a five-game losing streak.
Silver Stars 73, Lynx 65. The Silver Stars (9-6) starters played almost the entire game, but you don't need much bench help when you're shooting 46.2 percent. Sophia Young led the Silver Stars with 20 points. Seimone Augustus of the Lynx (8-7) was out with a sore toe, and the Lynx were never in the game. Some fans suspect that Ann Wauters of the Silver Stars attempted to become the third WNBA player to dunk late in the game.
Comets 75, Fever 61. The Comets (7-8) continue their sudden winning ways, with Matee Ajavon scoring a career high 24 points and tying a Comets rookie record. Tina Thompson is still out with the broken finger, but three other Comets scored in double figures. The Fever (7-8) closed to within four at the beginning of the fourth quarter, but the home town Comets went on a 19-3 run that gave Houston their fourth straight win. The Fever committed 26 turnovers and 29 personal fouls.
Monarchs 82, Liberty 78. If the Liberty (7-7) hadn't gone 11-24 from the free throw line, they might have won. The Liberty managed to close to within three points with 2:14 to go, but Kara Lawson would score the next six points for the Monarchs (7-8).