Fever, Shock, Lynx win; WNBA referee data; college news

Today’s game results:

Tamika Catchings lead the Fever over the Mystics, 65-52, on her 34th birthday. She had 23 points.

The Shock whooped the Dream, 90-63. (Wow)

The Lynx won their sixth straight by slipping past the Mercury, 82-77.

Team news:

Sky….rookie Elena Delle Donne has skills and a purpose.

Mercury….Briana Gilbreath creates her role with defense and hustle.

Shock….are focused on winning and making the playoffs.

General WNBA:

Awesome referee data.

League president Laurel Richie is content with keeping the WNBA at 12 teams.

College news:

Former Lady Vol Mary Ostrowski died yesterday from blood cancer. She was 51.

Players say ex-Oakland coach Beckie Francis fixated on weight, pushed Christianity and used intimidation tactics.


The U19 team pummeled Mali yesterday, 103-26, to advance to the second round of the World Championships.

Assistant coach Kelly Graves blogs.