Stories tagged: women's basketball
Thu., Sept. 14, 2017, 9:43 p.m.
WNBA Playoff Capsules: Sylvia Fowles, Maya Moore lift Lynx over Mystics, 93-83
Newly crowned MVP Sylvia Fowles scored 25 points to lead the Minnesota Lynx to a 93-83 victory over the Washington Mystics in Game 2 of the WNBA semifinals Thursday night.
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 14, 2017, 4:18 p.m.
Lynx center Sylvia Fowles selected WNBA MVP
Minnesota Lynx center Sylvia Fowles has been named the WNBA’s most valuable player. The league announced the award Thursday before the Lynx hosted Washington in Game 2 of their semifinal …
Tue., Sept. 12, 2017, 9:31 p.m.
WNBA Playoff Capsules: Sparks rally to beat Phoenix 79-66 in playoff opener
Nneka Ogwumike scored 19 points to lead five starters in double figures, and the Los Angeles Sparks opened defense of their WNBA championship with a 79-66 victory over the Phoenix …
Sun., Sept. 10, 2017, 9:04 p.m.
WNBA capsules: Kristi Toliver’s playoff-record 9 3s lifts Mystics to 82-68 win over Liberty
Kristi Toliver scored 32 points, hitting a WNBA playoff-record nine 3-pointers, to lead the Washington Mystics to an 82-68 victory over the New York Liberty on Sunday.
Fri., Sept. 8, 2017, 7:15 p.m.
Sue Bird, Diana Taurasi among 30 players invited to US training camp
USA Basketball will have many former Olympians at its women’s national team training camp at the end of the month, including four-time Olympic gold medal winners Sue Bird and Diana …
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 7, 2017, 2:45 p.m.
Rebecca Lobo enters Hall of Fame 15 minutes from where she grew up
Rebecca Lobo was back home preparing to be inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. It was a surreal experience for the former UConn and WNBA star who …
Thu., Sept. 7, 2017, 7:06 a.m.
WNBA attendance grows to highest level since 2011
The WNBA metrics are strong again with attendance up for the second straight year. The league had nearly 1.6 million fans this season and averaged 7,716 per game, the highest …
Wed., Sept. 6, 2017, 9:35 p.m.
Britney Griner’s double-double helps Mercury past Storm 79-69
Britney Griner had 23 points and 11 rebounds to help the Phoenix Mercury advance to the second round of the playoffs with a 79-69 victory over the Seattle Storm. Phoenix …
Wed., Sept. 6, 2017, 7:43 p.m.
Elena Delle Donne’s 25 points, 11 rebounds lead Mystics by Wings
Elena Delle Donne had 25 points and 11 rebounds, Emma Meesseman added 16 points and 10 boards, and the Washington Mystics beat the Dallas Wings 86-76 in the first round …
UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 2, 2017, 11:47 p.m.
Local briefs: Gonzaga grad Kara Soucek named to U.S. national team in rowing
Kara Soucek, a first-team All-American and two-time West Coast Conference Rower of the Year at Gonzaga, has been selected as an alternate for the U.S. National Team that will compete …
Fri., Sept. 1, 2017, 7:14 p.m.
Mystics beat Storm 110-106 in OT to secure 5th playoff spot
Elena Delle Donne scored a season-high 37 points and the Washington Mystics secured the fifth playoff spot with a 110-106 overtime victory over the Seattle Storm. The victory spoiled Seattle’s …
Fri., Sept. 1, 2017, 4:49 p.m.
Storm’s Sue Bird breaks WNBA all-time assist record
Sue Bird broke the WNBA’s all-time assists record, passing Ticha Penicheiro with her 2,600th career assist. Bird moved ahead of Penicheiro in the first quarter on a pass to Carolyn …
UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 27, 2017, 9:13 p.m.
Brittney Griner, Leilani Mitchell lead Mercury past Storm 75-71
Brittney Griner had 29 points, eight rebounds and five blocks, and Leilani Mitchell hit two late 3-pointers to help the Phoenix Mercury hold off the Seattle Storm 75-71 on Sunday …
Sun., Aug. 27, 2017, 6:08 p.m.
Seattle Storm: Sue Bird stands on cusp of breaking career assist mark
Sue Bird has made a career out of helping others score on the basketball court with her pinpoint passes. Now she’s on the verge of breaking the WNBA’s career record …
Fri., Aug. 25, 2017, 9:22 p.m.
WNBA Capsules: Maya Moore, Lynx secure spot in playoff semifinals
SAN ANTONIO – Maya Moore scored 24 points and the Minnesota Lynx beat the San Antonio Stars 89-70 on Friday night to secure a spot in the semifinals of the …
Fri., Aug. 25, 2017, 5:20 p.m.
Women’s basketball: Washington State joins talented field at Gulf Coast Showcase
Washington State announced that it will open play at the Gulf Coast Showcase in Estero, Florida, on Nov. 24 against South Florida.
Wed., Aug. 23, 2017, 6:38 p.m.
WNBA Capsules: Sun top Wings 93-87 for 1st 20-win season in 5 years
Alyssa Thomas scored 23 points, Jonquel Jones had 20 points and 17 rebounds and the Connecticut Sun beat the short-handed Dallas Wings 93-87 on Wednesday night.
Wed., Aug. 23, 2017, 6:31 p.m.
Sancho Lyttle, Layshia Clarendon lead Dream past Storm 89-83 to end skid
Sancho Lyttle scored 18 points, Layshia Clarendon had a team-record 14 assists and the Atlanta Dream beat the Seattle Storm 89-83 night to end a nine-game losing streak. Brittney Sykes …
Tue., Aug. 22, 2017, 9:58 p.m.
WNBA Capsules: Maya Moore helps Lynx rout Mercury 105-69
Maya Moore scored 21 points, Jia Perkins had 18 and the Minnesota Lynx beat the Phoenix Mercury 105-69 on Tuesday night.
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 22, 2017, 4:09 p.m.
Eastern Washington, Idaho to play men’s-women’s doubleheaders this season
The Eastern Washington-Idaho basketball rivalry just got bigger. The Eagles and Vandals will play a pair of men’s and women’s double-headers this winter, in Cheney on Jan. 12 and in …
Sun., Aug. 20, 2017, 6:53 p.m.
Breanna Stewart leads Storm to 103-66 win over Sky
Breanna Stewart had 19 points, nine rebounds and six assists, Jewell Loyd and Alysha Clark scored 17 points apiece and the Seattle Storm never trailed in a 103-66 victory over …
Fri., Aug. 18, 2017, 9:41 p.m.
WNBA Capsules: Lynx shatter WNBA margin record, blasting Fever 111-52
Sylvia Fowles scored 25 points and the Minnesota Lynx shattered the WNBA record for margin of victory at 59 points, beating the Indiana Fever 111-52 on Friday night.
Fri., Aug. 18, 2017, 9:33 p.m.
Breanna Stewart scores 22 points, Storm escape with 79-78 win over San Antonio
Breanna Stewart had 22 points and nine rebounds and the Seattle Storm escaped with a 79-78 victory over the San Antonio Stars when Kelsey Plum’s basket with 0.8 seconds left …
Wed., Aug. 16, 2017, 9:31 p.m.
WNBA Capsules: Sparks cruise by Mystics 95-62 for 20th victory
Candace Parker scored 21 points and the Los Angeles Sparks eased by the Washington Mystics 95-62 on Wednesday night.
Wed., Aug. 16, 2017, 9:23 p.m.
Crystal Langhorne’s late basket lifts Storm over Lynx 62-61
Jewell Loyd scored 16 points and Crystal Langhorne made a go-ahead basket with 11.1 seconds left, helping the Seattle Storm beat the Minnesota Lynx 62-61. Loyd had a shot blocked …
Tue., Aug. 15, 2017, 8:58 p.m.
Sun top short-handed Dream 96-75 for 6th straight win
Jonquel Jones had 20 points and 13 rebounds for her seventh straight double-double, and the Connecticut Sun beat the short-handed Atlanta Dream 96-75. Connecticut, winners of six straight, won in …
Sun., Aug. 13, 2017, 10:18 p.m.
New coach of WNBA’s Seattle Storm sees playoffs on horizon
Gary Kloppenburg knows he has a challenge as the Seattle Storm’s new coach. The Storm are a half-game outside the playoffs, with five of their eight games left on the …
Sun., Aug. 13, 2017, 6:23 p.m.
Tina Charles score 21, Liberty use big run to top Sparks 83-69
Tina Charles scored 21 points and the New York Liberty used their biggest run of the season to defeat the Los Angeles Sparks 83-69 on Sunday for their third-straight win.
Sat., Aug. 12, 2017, 11:59 p.m.
WNBA capsules: Mystics beat Fever after 2nd-half delay because of leak
Krystal Thomas had 20 points and 14 rebounds, and the host Washington Mystics beat the Indiana Fever 100-80 on Saturday night in a game that was delayed 48 minutes to …
Sat., Aug. 12, 2017, 10:10 p.m.
Seattle Storm hits 10 3s in 98-89 win over Phoenix Mercury
Breanna Stewart and Jewell Loyd scored 20 points apiece, and the Seattle Storm beat the Phoenix Mercury 98-89 on Saturday night in their first game since Gary Kloppenburg took over …