Anticipating the season’s fiery end

Today’s results:

The Dream stopped the Liberty, 82-68, behind Renee Montgomery’s seven three-pointers – a franchise record. It’s Atlanta’s sixth straight win.

The Wings downed the Mystics, 90-81. Liz Cambage made history again in the game.

The Aces edged the Mercury, 85-82. Kayla McBride led the way with 27 points.

So Las Vegas is closing in on eighth place and a playoff spot. The current No. 8 – the Sun – plays No. 1 Seattle tomorrow. This is going to be a heck of a finish to the season.

Tomorrow’s game schedule:

Storm at Sun

Wings at Sky

Fever at Sparks

WNBA player news:

Breanna Stewart is blossoming on and off the court.

In their college backyard, Terps-made Mystics carry Maryland with them.

Skylar Diggins-Smith has earned the Dawn Staley Community Leadership Award.

College player news:

Alabama transfer Daijia Ruffin has gone to Richmond as a graduate transfer.

Toyosi Abiola has transferred from Iona to Eastern Michigan.

Belmont’s Sierra Jones survived a car wreck and a mystery illness and will now play pro ball in Europe.

College coach news:

Geno Auriemma seems to know why, but not when, he will retire.

April Phillips is the new associate head coach at Arizona.

Deairra Goss is a new assistant coach at IUPUI.

E. Todd Moore has joined Alcorn State as an assistant coach.

Alexis Pace is a new assistant coach at Austin Peay.

Samford has two coaching staff changes.

Alice De Fazio is Michigan’s new director of player personnel.

High school news:

How the girl next door became a state basketball champion and a member of the national team.

Training continues in Belarus for the U17 women in USA Basketball.