LIBERTY 76, SUN 73
The Connecticut fans were into it, their mascot was bumping up and down, and Saint Patty looked like she was about to rip someone's head off and eat it to satiate her demon-like hunger. But someone was looking out for us in Asgard, that day. It took seven minutes, but finally, our prayers to the heaven were answered with Thunder.
However, the game, once in the Liberty's possesion, was in hand after that. Basket after basket after basket, pass after pass, time after time. The Libs were 50 percent from the field after that atrocious start, while scoring almost 40 percent of their three-pointers and picking up on the Sun's 23 turnovers. The Liberty weren't great last night, and we really need to stop spotting our opponents a mess of points in the opening minutes, but they did what they could and didn't look back. And that was the game.
… led the Sun with 17, 17, and 14 points each. Whalen added 9, but the Sun just couldn’t keep up their usual form after the first quarter. The looked sloppy, especially in the 2nd quarter, when all they had to do was keep the Liberty in check and go into the locker room with their heads held high. To put it another way, the Liberty went on a 76-56 tear after that first Sun drubbing to win the game. Like I said, the Liberty need to fumble through the dark a bit to find out how to beat and opponent, but once they do…
- Erin Thorn continues her slide. 6 points, with only three assists. Thankfully, Coyle replaced her before major damage could occur.
- Thor is hot right now. Keep all flamables away from her.
- Davenport continues to excel at points and be out of position at others.
- Barbara Ann led the team with rebounds (9, on a 2-7 split). She only played for 20 minutes, too.
- Short game, under an hour and 50 minutes (less than that, actually, due to a time-clock error).
- Connecticut's fifth loss in a row. Now 4-7 after starting out 4-2. Next stop for them? Indiana. Uh-oh...
In other news, Princess Peach was traded to L.A. for Lisa Willis.
The Mario Bros. are upset that they have to uproot their family again…
19 min, 0 - 3 FG, 0 - 2 3Pters, 2 rebounds, 0 points.
I think we could have pulled a draft pick out of this, too. If Coyle wants to stick to eight regulars, I am not going to fault her, but if we trade away a possible talent without some just compensation, it’s a bad sign of things to come. Willis won't even PLAY. This adds NOTHING to our reserve corps.
Diapers to be handed out at the Gate
Silver Stars 80, Lynx 73
Comets 74, Sparks 64
Mystics 106, Mercury 101
Shock 87, Storm 71
Boo yah! I knew the Comets would break out of their funk sometime. Against the Sparks, too. Not a powerhouse, by any stretch, but definitely not the Lynx. Tina Thompson (21) and Michelle Snow (20) pulled the rest of the team, kicking and screaming, to increase their record to 1-10. Woot!
See, Phoenix? THIS is what can happen if you insist on out-powering your opponents! You lose to the WASHINGTON MYSTICS in the highest scoring game in WNBA history.
The Des Moines Crop-dusters beat the Toledo Hootenannies 87-74 to… oh, who cares…
And thus, maintain their dominance. Katie Smith? 23. Deanna Nolan? 18. Lauren Jackson? Held to 11. The Detroit are so good, it’s sick. They’re the team...
…that is definitely more than the sum of their parts.
No games today, however. So I get a brief respite from my duties of pretending that I know square one about basketball. I’ve got plenty of heart, though, so give me a break.
There’s a nice article up about Fran Harris on WNBA.com. Not just the usual drivel, but some pretty interesting comments as well. I thought basketball was the bane of my existence back then (my high school’s hockey budget was a quarter of the basketball programs, despite having more players), so this didn’t exactly ring my bell, but I know a few of you out there were fans way back then…
It seems so long ago now…
And yeah, I misspelled Shay Doron’s name in the last post (Doron as in “Morons won’t play the gal”). To be fair, I’m not the only one, and I did confuse her spelling with a former Pittsburgh Penguin…
Ian Moran. I played against him once. He had a broken ankle, and he still was the best player I ever had the good fortune of being on the same ice sheet with.
Sorry about this being an hour late. I had a LONG meeting this morning and got tied up. Essay up in the afternoon. It’s going to be a short one today, so don’t get overly excited.
Yeah, yeah… whatever.