Archives for July 2007

Div B: Group F day 4 – Germany and the Netherlands on course for semi-final berth

Israel versus England A tense start to the match by both teams as they jostled for position with little happening offensively in the first four minutes and the score tied (5-5). Both teams continued to play man to man with England marking Bea Galinski closely. She eventually broke the dead lock with two baskets that […]

Monarchs 78, Storm 74 (AP)

Nicole Powell scored 28 points and the Sacramento Monarchs beat the Seattle Storm 78-74 Tuesday night to move within one game of first place in the Western Conference. Powell, coming off a career-high 29 points in a loss to Minnesota on Sunday, scored 11 points in the fourth quarter. The Storm cut a 13-point deficit […]

Mercury 76, Comets 74 (AP)

Diana Taurasi scored 19 points and fueled a late comeback as the Phoenix Mercury beat the Houston Comets 76-74 Tuesday night to sweep the season series. Trailing by four with just over five minutes to play, the Mercury (17-10) went on 10-0 run and never trailed again. Taurasi capped the run with a long 3-pointer […]

Sparks 73, Liberty 63 (AP)

When the New York Liberty made a run to cut Los Angeles’ 17-point lead to four midway through the fourth quarter, the Sparks kept their composure and held on for a much-needed victory. Mwadi Mabika scored 19 points to lead Los Angeles to a 73-63 win over New York on Tuesday night, giving the Sparks […]

Silver Stars 84, Shock 79 (AP)

Reserve Plenette Pierson scored 22 points to lead the Detroit Shock to an 84-79 victory over the San Antonio Silver Stars on Tuesday night in a matchup of conference leaders. Peirson, who averages 11 points, scored 20-plus for the second straight game to help the Shock (21-6) split the season series with San Antonio.

Fever 66, Mystics 57 (AP)

Tan White scored 20 points to lead the Indiana Fever to a 66-57 victory over the Washington Mystics on Tuesday night. Tamika Whitmore added 17 points and a career-high 15 rebounds for the Fever (17-10), who snapped their six-game losing streak and avoided closing in on the franchise record of 10 straight losses.

Douglas, Jones lead Connecticut to third straight win (AP)

Katie Douglas scored 18 points, Asjha Jones had 16 points and nine rebounds, and the Connecticut Sun beat the Chicago Sky 74-56 on Tuesday night. Evanthia Maltsi added 13 points for Connecticut and Lindsay Whalen had 10. It was the third consecutive victory for the Sun (15-12), who went 9-2 in July. Jia Perkins scored […]

Study: WNBA had fewest female head coaches in history last season (AP)

The WNBA had more male head coaches last season than ever, a development the author of an annual diversity study of the league called “a positive sign.” “I think for me it was a sign of the WNBA kind of growing into a self-confident organization that is just going to hire the best person available, […]

Sun G Douglas named WNBA Eastern Conference Player of Week (PA SportsTicker)

Connecticut Sun guard Katie Douglas was named WNBA Eastern Conference Player of the Week on Monday.

Monarchs-Storm Preview (AP)

Having to face Lauren Jackson twice in four days is a daunting task, even for the WNBA’s top defense. The Sacramento Monarchs look to stop the league’s leading scorer when they open a home-and-home series against the Seattle Storm on Tuesday night at KeyArena. The Monarchs (14-10) failed to record their first three-game winning streak […]