Midweek grind

Today’s result:

Erica Wheeler’s first double-double lifted the Sparks over the Mercury, 85-80. She had 18 points and 10 assists.

WNBA team news:

After a poor start on defense, here’s how the Storm got back to locking up opponents.

WNBA player news:

A year-round commitment helped Courtney Vandersloot reach her assists milestone last night.

Liz Cambage says the Aces’ potent offense is nowhere near its potential.

Tina Charles is using her new film to stir changes in gaming.

Nia Coffey’s time is now.

USA Basketball news:

In AmeriCup play tomorrow, when the USA faces the Virgin Islands, Aaliyah Boston will square off with older sister Alexis.

The 16 finalists for the U16 National Team have been named.

College coach news:

Dawn Staley doesn’t care what you think.

Detroit Mercy has let AnnMarie Gilbert go, and named LaTanya Collins interim head coach.

April Phillips is a new assistant coach at Texas.