That midway stretch

Today’s result:

The Liberty took care of the short-handed Mystics, 96-87.

WNBA team news:

New York is entering a tough stretch without Stefanie Dolson or Han Xu.

The Aces are searching for answers at center with Candace Parker injured.

The Sky’s lack of cohesion out of the break may indicate that this group will never find it.

The Mercury’s hiring of Nick U’Ren is another signal of Chicago’s mismanagement.

WNBA player news:

DeWanna Bonner has solidified her legacy as one of the most dominant WNBA players ever.

No longer a part of the “big three,” Jewell Loyd is making a run at the Storm’s scoring records.

Marine Johannes is making a name for herself in the league.

Kahleah Copper has returned from All-Star break with a heightened level of focus.

Liberty All-Star chronicles: Sabrina Ionescu.

Bonner and Alyssa Thomas announced their engagement today.

WNBA GM news:

After four NBA titles, Phoenix’s U’Ren is ecstatic to be home.

College coach news:

New Mississippi State coach Michelle Clark-Heard is comfortable out of the spotlight.

Ex-San Francisco player Marija Galic won $750,000 in a case against the school and coach Molly Goodenbour.