Takeaways from the season’s first weekend

1. It does seem like it will be the Aces, and then everybody else (very far back)

2. The Sun and the Sparks are better than many predicted

3. Aliyah Boston will be ROY

4. June WNBA basketball will look much different. Expect some teams to step up

Today’s results:

The Sun downed the Mystics, 80-74, in their home opener.

Behind a franchise record 45 points from Breanna Stewart, the Liberty ran away from the Fever, 90-73.

The Sky outlasted the Mercury, 75-69, despite 27 points and 10 rebounds from Brittney Griner in her home debut.

WNBA team news:

Connecticut is embracing a new energy this year.

With Stewart, New York has superteam potential.

The Dream hopes their young roster takes a step forward this season.

WNBA player news:

Erica Wheeler relishes the chance to lead Indiana back to success.

Griner is home and comfortable again……today was a celebration.

WNBA news:

Welcome to the era of WNBA superteams. New stars need not apply.

College coach news:

Kristin Haynie has announced her coaching staff at CMU.