Brittney Griner sentenced to 9.5 years in Russian prison

Today Brittney Griner was sentenced to nine years and a $16,000 fine.

She spoke to the court before the sentencing.

Her lawyers say Griner is devastated.

The verdict has strengthened the resolve of Griner’s supporters.

Griner was recognized before tonight’s Mercury-Sun game with a moment of silence…….and the heaviness of the situation hung over the evening.

Coach Cheryl Reeve said Lynx players are having a hard time dealing with the verdict.