Wednesday, September 30, 2009

The One-on-Zero

That's what I call it. Others call it the "fast break". The "transition game". And Swanny's Stats has some extra stats involving fast break points.

Most points scored. Cappie Pondexter of the Mercury is the leader with 132 total fast break points, but Iziane Castro Marques is 4th with 103, Angel McCoughtry is 5th with 91, and Chamique Holdsclaw is 18th with 60.

Highest percentage of points scored from fast break. The winner, oddly enough, is Armintie Price. Price has scored 28 of her 93 points this year - 30.1 percent - on fast breaks.

Shalee Lehning is 3rd with 23.5 percent (24/102). Iziane Castro Marques (103/488) comes in 7th with 21.1 percent, and Angel McCoughtry is 9th with 20.9 percent (91/435). It looks like Atlanta really loves the transition game.

Lowest percentage of points scored from fast break. Both this stat and the stat above require at least 20 games. Three players are tied with 0 percent - Tamika Whitmore of the Suns, Lindsay Wisdom-Hylton of the Sparks and Brooke Smith of the Mercury.

Most fast break assists. Two Phoenix players rule this stat: Cappie Pondexter (38) and Temeka Johnson (37). However, Shalee Lehning is 4th in fast break assists with 27. Iziane Castro Marques and Kara Lawson of the Monarchs are tied for 15th with 16 fast break assists.

Highest percentage of fast break assists. DeWanna Bonner of the Mercury has only 13 assists on the year, but five were fast break assists for 38.5 percent. Iziane Castro Marques (16/67) finishes 9th.

Most fast break points scored, game. On August 2 of this year, Alana Beard of the Mystics scored 15 points on fast breaks in a game against Indiana. She would also score 10 points on fast breaks on July 3rd against Atlanta.

Other players would light up Atlanta for at least nine (9) fast break points. Deanna Nolan hit the Dream for nine points on August 4th and on August 27th and Becky Hammon hit the Dream for nine fast break points on August 6th. However, Angel McCoughtry scored nine fast break points against the Shock on July 22nd.

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