Monday, June 23, 2008

It Happened Elsewhere!

Liberty 105, Mercury 72. The Liberty shot 54.3 percent from the floor and set a franchise record in points scored, blowing out the visiting Liberty. Every player on the Liberty roster scored, and Tiffany Jackson of the Liberty scored a career high 21 points. Of the 105 points, 33 came from three-point land.

It was the worst loss by the Mercury since 2002. Diani Taurasi led the Mercury with 21 points.

Monarchs 82, Sky 70. The Sky (3-8) lose their fourth straight game in a road loss to the Monarchs (6-6), who break their own two game losing streak. Jia Perkins scored 22 and Candace Duprey had 16 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Sky, but the Monarchs hit 23 for 27 at the free throw line.

Sparks 77, Fever 63. The Fever (6-6) were sort of the "anti-Liberty" -- they shot 27.6 percent in a miserable shooting display. Lisa Leslie was the dominant force for the Sparks wtih 17 points and nine rebounds, and Candace Parker's double-double of 10 points and 10 rebounds was punctuated with a dunk with just 29 seconds left in the game, the second dunk in regular season play in WNBA history.

Tamika Catchings led the Fever with 17 points.

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