SEATTLE 84, NEW YORK 53
- Marta Fernandez continued to rock for the Sparks. She had 17 points, while Sidney Spencer had 11 with 8 rebounds.
- McCarville was perfect in her shots. 3 from the field, 4 from the line, all in for 10 points.
Lisa Willis was limited to eleven minutes of playtime against her former team, scoring only 4. Eh.
- Sherill "The Peach" Baker was not too much better. She started and played almost 25, but only scored 8, although she did lead the team in assists.
- The Liberty continue to turnover the ball (22 for the game, four more than L.A.). Thankfully, the Sparks couldn't work it.
- Sue Bird became the fifth WNBA player to pick up 1,000 points after she picked one up in the first quarter. Applaud, you cynical bastards.
- The Liberty seemed without passion. The only emotion evident during the first half? Panic.
- Dude, the Storm fans are off the hook.
- Seattle outrebounded New York 48-25. That's just criminal.
- Road Trip almost done.
Teams I picked in italics...
Mystics 65, Shock 64
Sun 72, Fever 67
Lynx 77, Silver Stars 66
Sky 92, Monarchs 84 (2 OT)
Mercury 92, Comets 75
I did not pick these games...
Sky 74, Sparks 71
Fever 69, Mystics 62
Silver Stars 71, Shock 68
Monarchs 76, Lynx 68
I also thought there was a Sky/Mystics game. Talk about Brain Fart.
If you’re looking for a more statistical (read: better) overview of yesterday’s (and any other day’s) games, check out Sports Illustrated’s capsules .
This story from the Seattle Times went up on Friday about Cathrine Kraayeveld’s homecoming to her old stompin’ grounds around the Puget Sound. Decent write-up for Dutch. I approve.
Monarchs Head Coach Jenny Boucek and Shock Head Coach Bill Laimbeer will serve as West and East coaches, respectively, for the All-Star game. No surprise, but come on. No love for Brian Winters?
Speaking of Indiana, there is an interview with Alison Bailes of the Fever. Good Q&A about transition from the college game to the pro, the different expectations, and also some personal questions (Not personal enough, frankly. I want to know just what diabolic force the Fever are in cahoots with, and how many virgins were sacrificed to gain favor with it.)
I also want to thank you guys for reading. I started this thing out and got about 5 hits a day. Now, in one week, I went from being 1,000 on the counter to over 3,000. I'm not Maddox, but I'm thankful that you guys are reading. It makes it a hell of a lot easier.