Another exciting game night brings a new No. 1

My goodness but this week’s games have been entertaining

Today’s results:

Elena Delle Donne returned to lead the Mystics over the Fever in OT, 95-88.

The Sun crushed the Dream, 98-69. That’s four in a row for Connecticut.

The Storm hung on to edge the Aces, 69-66, for their fourth straight win.

So after tonight:

The Sun take over the top spot in the standings, while the Aces fall to second.

Tomorrow’s game schedule:

Sparks at Liberty

Wings at Mercury

WNBA team news:

Mercury at midseason: mixed signals, and still no Diana Taurasi.

WNBA player news:

Kia Nurse is reaching new heights this season.

Sami Whitcomb is making her mark with the Storm from behind the arc.

Emma Meesseman is back with the Mystics, better and wiser.

In an expanded role, Sylvia Fowles is having another dominant season.

Napheesa Collier has emerged as a consistent contributor.

Damiris Dantas has been cleared to play for the Lynx Sunday.

USA Basketball news:

How the U.S. team is pushing to qualify for 3X3 competition in next year’s Olympics.

The USA’s U19 team is ready for competition.

College coach news:

Bridgette Gordon is a new assistant coach at SMU.

Mickie DeMoss has been named chief of staff at Georgia Tech.

D’Nay Daniels is a new assistant coach at Northeastern.

Duquesne’s new assistant coach is Vanessa Abel.

Gabe Lazo is Stony Brook’s new assistant coach.

Milwaukee has hired DeRonte Polite as an assistant coach.

Bonus:

Bridget Carleton is over being cut by the Sun and is focusing on representing Canada.

The Sacramento Kings have hired Lindsey Harding as an assistant coach.