Youngsters showing out big in preseason play

Today’s preseason results:

The Fever topped the Sky, 79-65. Rookies Stephanie Mavunga and Kelsey Mitchell scored 18 and eight points, respectively, while second-year guard Alexis Peterson had 17 points.

Rookie Azura Stevens scored 19 points to lead the Wings to a 76-69 win over the Liberty.

Rachel Banham’s three-point shot, with .6 seconds left, lifted the Sun over the Sparks, 68-65.

This 2018 draft class might be the league’s best ever.

Tomorrow’s preseason schedule:

Mercury at Storm

Sparks at Liberty

Wings at Sun

WNBA team news:

Sky training camp update: trust the process.

Wings season preview.

WNBA player news:

Could there be a new MVP this year?

Breanna Stewart is tired of having a losing record with the Storm.

Sun guard Jessica January hopes to make the most of her second chance.

Kia Nurse and Azura Stevens are adjusting to professional play.

Rookie talk: three former Lady Vols to watch.

Lindsay Whalen has dived into dual jobs as a Lynx guard and a college coach.

College team news:

Spring check-in with Buffalo.

College player news:

Natalie Chou will transfer from Baylor.

College coach news:

Sandy Pugh has been named head coach at Prairie View A&M.

The contract of Utah coach Lynne Roberts has been extended through 2022-2023.

Kentucky standout Amber Smith has been hired as an assistant coach. She replaces Lin Dunn, who will be a special assistant to head coach Matthew Mitchell.

Matt Insell will be an assistant coach for his father, Rick Insell, at MTSU.

Penn State’s new assistant coach is Geoff Lanier.

Lindsay Whalen has her first recruit for Minnesota.

Vermont will cough up severance pay to recently-departed coach Chris Day.