Down went the Sun’s seven-game winning streak, as the Fever defeated them, 92-84. Tamika Catchings, aka the goat, lead Indiana with 26 points and 10 rebounds, and notched 3,000 career boards in the process.
The Storm surged past the Shock, 74-69. Sue Bird was the high-scorer for Seattle with 17 points and Riquna Williams was critical for Tulsa, with 23.
The Shock were without Skylar Diggins, who sprained her knee in Sunday’s win and will miss at least four games. Tulsa is now without several starters.
Storm rookie Jewell Loyd at last seems to be getting more confident. She had 13 points in the win, and showcased her athleticism on many plays. I suspect this is just the beginning.
The Mercury held off the Stars, 85-78. Brittney Griner lead Phoenix with 23 points in her first home game of the season.
The Liberty bested the Sky, 89-81. Tina Charles had 26 points and 11 rebounds for New York, and Elena Delle Donne put up 25 points and grabbed 13 rebounds for Chicago.
The Liberty activated Epiphanny Prince prior to the game, but did not play her.
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The U19 team has opened training camp. Photos.