Wednesday, July 2, 2008
Liberty 89, Sparks 78. Scoring 38 points in the fourth quarter will definitely break up a tight game, with the Liberty (8-7) erasing an 11-point gap to win the game. The Sparks (10-5) would miss 10 of 15 fourth quarter shots wile Shameka Christon of the Liberty scored a career high 28 points. Candace Parker had 18 points and 10 rebounds for the Sparks.
Sun 78, Comets 68. Despite being behind by 14 in the first quarter and drawing three technicals in the second half, the Sun (13-5) hung on for a win. The Comets (7-9) managed to cut the Sun lead to one with 5:37 remaining, but Jamie Carey of the Sun would hit a three pointer and the Sun would never look back. Asjha Jones led the Sun with 15 points. Lindsay Whalen had nine assist to set the Sun career assists record.
Sky 73, Lynx 71. In a game where both teams shot under 70 percent from the Line, the Sky (5-9) managed to edge the hometown Lynx (8-8). Candice Dupree led the Sky with 26 points and 10 rebounds. The Sky managed to overcome 16 turnovers in their win.
Silver Stars 79, Shock 72 (OT). Becky Hammon of the Silver Stars (10-6) scored 10 of San Antonio's 14 overtime points to beat the Shock almost (12-6) by herself. Eight of Hammon's 19 points came on overtime free throws. Deanna Nolan missed a shot with one second left in regulation that might have won it for the Shock.
Monarchs 87, Mystics 81. The Monarchs (8-8) beat the Mystics (6-10) for the eighth straight time they've faced each other. Despite Alana Beard's 31 points for Washington, Ticha Penicheiro of the Monarchs made the difference, putting the Monarchs ahead for good with a basket at 1:30 left in the fourth quarter, then adding the next bucket and two more free throws.