Lynx, Sparks win strong in first games of semifinals

Semifinals game one results:

Maya Moore and a well-rested Lynx crushed Phoenix, 113-95. Moore poured in 31 points and Minnesota broke the league record for most points in regulation in playoff history.

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The Sparks routed the Sky, 95-75. Candace Parker had 30 points and MVP Nneka Ogwumike, 27.

Awards:

Jantel Lavender was named WNBA sixth woman of the year. Well-deserved!!

WNBA team news:

The Stars hope to accelerate their rebuild after winning next year’s top draft pick.

WNBA player news:

MVP Nneka Ogwumike cultivated her skills on the black top.

Ogwumike wants more.

Diana Taurasi is cold-blooded.

College coach news:

Beth Burns won her wrongful termination lawsuit against SDSU.

San Francisco has tapped Molly Goodenbour as its new head coach.

Quinnipiac coach Tricia Fabbri has been has been appointed to the NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Competition Committee.

College player news:

Texas’ Olamide Aborowa said “basketball found me.”

Ohio State’s freshmen are adjusting to college life.

Two Dayton recruits changed their minds after Jim Jabir’s resignation.

Kid news:

Meet 6-year-old basketball phenom Jaliyah Manuel.

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