Archive for the ‘Sports/Basketball’ Category

Canada’s Bridget Carleton using breakout WNBA season as stepping stone to Olympics

Thursday, October 15th, 2020

Known for her shooting and basketball IQ, Bridget Carleton excelled on both fronts in her breakout season with the Minnesota Lynx in the WNBA bubble.

Stewart named Finals MVP as Storm sweep Aces to clinch 2nd WNBA title in 3 seasons

Tuesday, October 6th, 2020

Breanna Stewart scored 26 points, and the Seattle Storm won their second WNBA championship in three season, sweeping the Las Vegas Aces with a 92-59 rout Tuesday night.

Stewart, Bird heroics lead Storm to early series lead over Aces in WNBA Finals

Friday, October 2nd, 2020

Breanna Stewart scored 37 points, including 11 to start the fourth quarter, to help the Seattle Storm beat the Las Vegas Aces 93-80 in Game 1 of the WNBA Finals on Friday night.

Aces outlast Sun in defensive battle to advance to WNBA Finals

Tuesday, September 29th, 2020

A'ja Wilson had 23 points and 11 rebounds, Angel McCoughtry added 20 points and the top-seeded Las Vegas Aces held off the No. 7 seed Connecticut Sun 66-63 on Tuesday night to advance to the franchise's second WNBA Finals.

Underdog Sun push top-seeded Aces to brink with comeback victory

Thursday, September 24th, 2020

Alyssa Thomas, knocked out of Game 2 two days ago by a dislocated shoulder, made a surprise start and led the Connecticut Sun to a 77-68 victory over the Las Vegas Aces on Thursday night for a 2-1 lead in the best-of-five semifinal series.

Top-seeded Aces rebound from Game 1 loss to claim victory against Sun

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2020

A'ja Wilson had 29 points, seven rebounds and a career-high seven blocks to lead the top-seeded Las Vegas Aces past the Connecticut Sun 83-75 on Tuesday night to even the best-of-five playoff series at 1-1.

WNBA’s Seattle-Minnesota semifinal a go after COVID-19 tests come back negative

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2020
Mercury Lynx Basketball

Game 1 of the WNBA playoff semifinals between the Seattle Storm and Minnesota Lynx will be played Tuesday night, two days after it was postponed because of inconclusive COVID-19 tests.

Everything you need to know to get ready for the WNBA playoffs

Tuesday, September 15th, 2020

Tuesday night marks the beginning of the WNBA playoffs. Twelve teams entered the so-called “wubble” at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla, and eight teams remain. By week’s end, that number will be cut to four. Here’s everything you need to know.

Reigning champion Mystics keep playoff hopes alive with tight win over Lynx

Tuesday, September 8th, 2020

Myisha Hines-Allen had 26 points, nine rebounds and four assists, Tianna Hawkins made four straight free throws in the final eight seconds and the defending WNBA champion Washington Mystics beat the Minnesota Lynx 89-86 on Tuesday night to keep their playoff hopes alive.

DeWanna Bonner leads Sun over Fever

Saturday, September 5th, 2020
Sun Fever Basketball

DeWanna Bonner scored 26 points and Alyssa Thomas and Brionna Jones added 20 each to lead the Connecticut Sun to a 96-77 victory over the Indiana Fever on Saturday.