The strong get stronger

Today’s results:

The Mercury prevailed over the Fever, 83-71, on the strength of seven three-pointers from Diana Taurasi.

The Aces held off the Sparks, 79-73, as A’ja Wilson and Kelsey Plum combined for 54 points.

WNBA team news:

Though they’re struggling on defense, the Lynx has found their scoring touch.

ESPN’s power rankings¬†for the week now have Chicago on top.

Amber Cox is the new COO for the Dallas Wings.

WNBA player news:

Naz Hillmon is fitting in with Atlanta.

A Russian court has scheduled Brittney Griner’s trial on drug charges to begin Friday.

Layshia Clarendon says Republicans are coming for all of our rights.

College player news:

Aliyah Boston has won the Honda Cup as the top female college athlete of the year.

College coach news:

Former Rutgers standout Tasha Pointer returns as an assistant coach.

Jakeria Otey joins Central Arkansas as an assistant coach.