Archives for August 2011

Atlanta Dream Edge Indiana Fever to Solidify Playoff Spot

The defending Eastern Conference champions Atlanta Dream had a slow start this season but they managed to turn things around and are now poise to make the playoffs once again. The Dream, who started the season with a 3-9 record, solidified their grip on the fourth spot in East standings after escaping with a 92-90 […]

China Women’s Team Earn Ticket to 2012 London Olympics

China proved their dominance once again and they did it in style as they avenged their lone defeat of the tournament with a 65-62 win over Korea in the finals of the 24th FIBA Asia Championship for Women in Omura-Nagasaki, Japan. Miao Lijie was named as the tournament MVP and she proved that she deserved […]

Minnesota Lynx Clinches Top Spot in Western Conference

The league-leading Minnesota Lynx added another one in their growing list of feats this season after clinching the top spot in the Western Conference for the first time in franchise history with an 83-72 win over the San Antonio Silver Stars on Monday. Seimone Augustus was in her usual deadly form, scoring 20 points, but […]

Tulsa Shock Scores 2nd Straight Win After Ending Skid

Tulsa Shock seemed to have gain lots of confidence after ending their 20-game losing skid as they hammered out a rare two-game winning streak with an 83-72 upset victory over Connecticut Sun on Monday in Tulsa. Veteran forward Sheryl Swoopes, who drained the game-winning basket on Sunday, had another brilliant night as she finished with […]

Atlanta Dream Squeak Past Indiana Fever

The Atlanta Dream solidified their grip on the fourth spot in the Eastern Conference after escaping with a hard-earned 86-80 win over the Indiana Fever on Sunday in Indianapolis. Angel McCoughtry displayed the firepower that she is known for as she racked up 20 points, while Lindsey Harding added 17 points and seven assists with […]

Tulsa Shock Ends 20-Game Losing Streak

Tulsa Shock finally ended their 20-game losing streak after hammering out a shocking 77-75 win over the Los Angeles Sparks on Saturday in Los Angeles. Veteran Sheryl Swoopes added another highlight to her historic career after she knocked down the game-winning jumper with 2.9 seconds left in the game that finally put a halt to […]

Lauren Jackson Leads Seattle Storm Over Cellar-Dwelling Tulsa Shock

Lauren Jackson sent another strong message to the league that she is definitely back after leading the Seattle Storm to a one-sided 74-57 victory over the hapless Tulsa Shock on Friday at the Key Arena in Seattle. The three-time MVP, who has recently recovered from a serious hip injury, was simply too much for Tulsa […]

Los Angeles Continues Playoff Push, Minnesota Still on Top

The Los Angeles Sparks continued to improve their chances of making it into the playoffs after hammering out a huge 86-82 win over the Washington Mystics in overtime on Wednesday in Washington. The Sparks, who have improved their record to 15-12, were in control early in the game and led by as much as 12 […]

Tennessee Coach Pat Summit Diagnosed with Early Dementia

Long-time Tennessee Lady Vols coach and Basketball Hall of Famer was diagnosed with early-onset of dementia, the university announced in an official statement on Tuesday. Summit, who is considered as one of the best ever to coach in the NCAA, said that she was diagnosed with dementia after consultations when the 2010-2011 season ended, but […]

Korea and Japan Remains Perfect in FIBA Asia Championship for Women

Korea and Japan continue to impress after demolishing their respective opponents in day two of the ongoing 24th FIBA Asia Championship for Women in Omura-Nagasaki, Japan. After stunning defending champions China in overtime on the opening day of the Asian championships, Korea displayed flashes of brilliance anew to crush India, 83-47, to grab a perfect […]