Archives for August 2011

Minnesota Lynx Edge Los Angeles Sparks to Extend Winning Streak

The Minnesota Lynx extended their winning streak to nine games after hammering out an impressive 84-78 win over the Los Angeles Sparks on Sunday night at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Lindsay Whalen displayed flashes of brilliance as she scored a season-high 24 points and dropped six assists, while Seimone Augustus added 19 points […]

Matee Ajavon’s Career Night Lifts Mystics Over Liberty

Matee Ajavon had her best game of her career as she led the Washington Mystics to a surprising 91-81 win over the New York Liberty on Saturday night in Washington. Ajavon erupted for 32 points, tying her career high, on 10-for-16 shooting from the field, including an impressive 10-for-11 clip from the free-throw line, helping […]

Bird’s Heroics Lead Seattle Storm Past League-Leading Connecticut Sun

Sue Bird hit a game-winning three-pointer to lift the streaking Seattle Storm past the league-leading Connecticut Sun, 81-79, on Friday night in Seattle. Down by a point, the defending champions leaned on their veteran point guard and Bird rose to the occasion as she knocked down a 22-footer with just 0.4 second left in the […]

Minnesota Lynx Escapes with a Win Over San Antonio Silver Stars

Veteran Taj McWilliams-Franklin sank a game-winning jumper to lift the league-leading Minnesota Lynx to a pulsating 62-60 win over the San Antonio Silver Stars on Thursday night in Minneapolis. With the game tied at 60 with 11 seconds left in the game, the Lynx couldn’t execute their offense but Lindsay Whalen found an open McWilliams-Franklin, […]

Connecticut Sun Hold Off Los Angeles Sparks

The Connecticut Sun leaned on a huge fourth-quarter attack to escape with a well-deserved 79-70 win over the Los Angeles Sparks on Wednesday night to solidify their grip on the second spot in the Eastern Conference standings. Tina Charles had another sterling performance as the reigning Rookie of the Year scored 20 points and grabbed […]

Lauren Jackson Signs Multi-Year Extension with Seattle Storm

Three-time Most Valuable Player Lauren Jackson will now be staying with the Seattle Storm for good after the defending WNBA champion reached a multi-year contract extension with the Australian superstar, the team announced on Tuesday night. Jackson, who was named as one of the Top 15 WNBA players of all-time during the All-Star game in […]

Minnesota Lynx Wins 7th Straight, Seattle Storm Continues to Surge

The Minnesota Lynx solidified their grip on the top spot in the Western Conference and the entire league, while the defending champions Seattle Storm continues to surge after scoring victories over their respective opponents on Tuesday night. The Lynx, who are having the best season in franchise history, recorded their seventh-straight victory with a 90-73 […]

Brittney Griner and Courtney Vandersloot Added to US National Team Pool

After having impressive showings during the national team training camp last May in Las Vegas, Baylor University star Brittney Griner and Chicago Sky rookie Courtney Vandersloot were officially included on the US Women’s Basketball national pool. US women’s team coach Geno Auriemma announced the development on Monday, saying that Griner and Vandersloot showed a lot […]

24th FIBA Asia Championship for Women to Feature 12 Best Asian Teams

The 12 top women’s team in Asia will be featured in the upcoming 24th FIBA Asia Championship for Women that will run from August 21 to 28 in Omura, Nagasaki. The top six women’s team in Asia – China, Korea, Chinese Taipei, India, Japan, and Lebanon – will compete in Level I of the tournament, […]

Whalen’s Jumper Lifts Streaking Minnesota Lynx over San Antonio Silver Stars

Lindsay Whalen knocked down a cold-blooded fadeaway jumper with 1.5 seconds left to give the Minnesota Lynx a pulsating 70-69 win over the San Antonio Silver Stars on Sunday night in the battle of two Western Conference powerhouse teams. Down by a point with 10 seconds left in the game, the Lynx called a crucial […]