A day of critical games

Today’s results:

The Mystics trounced the Storm, 100-77, for their fifth straight win.

The Dream, sans Angel McCoughtry, outlasted the Sparks, 79-73.

Still in progress at this hour: Lynx at Aces. Minnesota could seal a playoff berth with a win, and Las Vegas needs a W to keep their playoff hopes alive, as they’re only .70

Tomorrow’s game schedule:

Sun at Sky

Fever at Mercury

WNBA team news:

Replacing Sancho Lyttle has become a big problem for the Mercury.

WNBA player news:

Angel McCoughtry tore knee ligaments in Tuesday’s game and is out for the season.

Tiffany Hayes continues to surprise and delight.

Why Elizabeth Williams takes an academic approach to the game.

Dawn Staley and Bill Laimbeer weigh in on A’ja Wilson.

WNBA news:

Bethany Donaphin is working to improve the WNBA.

The case for improving player salaries.

Where to purchase WNBA merchandise.

NCAA news:

Amy Reis is the NCAA’s new director of women’s basketball.

College team news:

Before the WNBA, five from UNLV went pro in the WBL.

College player news:

North Carolina transfer Dazia Powell has landed at UNCW.

Wake Forest’s Destini Walker and Kortni Simmons have been medically disqualified from the sport.

Recruiting news:

Ashlyn Watkins is a 14-year-old who dunks.

Azzi Fudd was the first girl to play in NBA star Steph Curry’s camp.