Archive for the ‘Sports/Basketball’ Category

Candace Parker leads hometown Sky to easy victory over Mystics

Saturday, May 15th, 2021
Candace-Parker-150521

Kahleah Copper scored 19 points and Candace Parker added 16 with eight rebounds and three blocks in her Chicago debut, leading the way in the Sky's win over Washington 70-56 in a WNBA opener for both teams Saturday.

Storylines to watch as players, teams return home for new WNBA season

Wednesday, May 12th, 2021
stewart-bird-051121

The last WNBA game played featured the Seattle Storm celebrating a championship in front of an empty stadium in Florida. When the 2021 season tips off on Friday, the league will look much different. Here's everything you need to know.

‘Let’s think big’: Behind Canada Basketball’s hunt for Raptors’ title-winning hardwood

Friday, April 16th, 2021
the-town-041521

The “moonshot” idea to purchase and ship the Toronto Raptors’ title-clinching court to Victoria for the upcoming Olympic qualifier arrived over lunch at Real Sports, a restaurant just outside of Scotiabank Arena. The hardwood is set to serve as a harbinger of good luck for Team Canada.

Dallas Wings make history by selecting Collier, Kuier 1-2 in WNBA draft

Thursday, April 15th, 2021
1309669003

It's the first time in league history that a team had picks No. 1 and 2. The Wings acquired the top pick in a February trade after being awarded the second choice in the draft lottery. The Wings also have the fifth pick and the first pick in the second round.

Arizona, Stanford carry Pac-12 banner in women’s title game

Sunday, April 4th, 2021
1310530230

The last time that Tara VanDerveer and Stanford were playing for a national championship, the Pac-12 had just 10 schools and the Cardinal were the standard bearer for the conference.

March Madness: No. 11 UCLA’s miracle run continues to Final 4 with win over No. 1 Michigan

Tuesday, March 30th, 2021
1310030423

Johnny Juzang poured in 28 points while playing most of the second half on a hurt ankle, and UCLA survived a series of nail-biting misses by top-seeded Michigan in the closing seconds for a 51-49 victory Tuesday night that made the Bruins the fifth No. 11 seed ever to reach the Final Four.

Canada’s Laeticia Amihere swats 9 shots to help South Carolina reach Final 4

Tuesday, March 30th, 2021
amihere-laeticia-033021

Zia Cooke scored 16 points and South Carolina used its stifling defence to advance to the Final Four for the third time, shutting down Texas for a 62-34 victory Tuesday night.

Paige Bueckers leads No. 1 UConn into 13th straight Final 4 with win over No. 2 Baylor

Monday, March 29th, 2021
Bueckers3/29

Paige Bueckers scored 28 points and top seed UConn used a huge run spanning the final two quarters to beat No. 2 Baylor 69-67 on Monday night and reach a 13th consecutive Final Four in the women's NCAA Tournament.

Bueckers, UConn don’t disappoint in coveted Sweet 16 matchup against Iowa

Saturday, March 27th, 2021
UConn-Iowa-270321

Christyn Williams scored 27 points and Paige Bueckers added 18 to lead No. 1 UConn to a 92-72 win over fifth-seeded Iowa on Saturday in the Sweet 16 of the women's NCAA Tournament.

Maryland routs Alabama to reach women’s Sweet 16

Wednesday, March 24th, 2021
BASKETBALL-NCAAW/

Maryland and its offensive juggernaut are rolling fast and easy into the Sweet 16, getting 19 points from Angel Reese and overwhelming Alabama 100-64 on Wednesday.