The good keep being good

Who’s hot? The Shock.

They held off the Storm, 93-89, to make it eight straight wins. Seattle rookie Jewell Loyd had a career-high 21 points, while veteran Sue Bird did not play.

The Shock have tied their franchise record for consecutive wins.

Who’s back? Kristi Toliver.

She notched a career-high 30 points for the Sparks in her season debut, but the Liberty prevailed, 79-70.

Who rebounded from a loss? The Mystics.

They put away the Sky, 86-71. Washington coach Mike Thibault became the most winning coach in franchise history.


Brittney Griner was happy to return to the court yesterday, and she’s encouraged by the support she’s received.

Griner is hoping to make up for lost time.


Alysha Clark is making an impact in Seattle.

Eurobasket tournament:

Serbia won its first title ever.

Sparks guard Ana Dabovic was tournament MVP.

College news:

Former Baylor guard Ieshia Small has transferred to Maryland.