Sunday June 5, 2016
Indiana Fever @ Connecticut Sun 88-77
The Indiana Fever got their first win on the road after defeating the Connecticut Sun 88-77 at the Mohegan Sun. Rookie sensation Tiffany Mitchell led all scorers with 21 points on the game. She also finished with 4 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 steals to complete an all around game. Briann January is back from injury, playing in her second game of the season, she finished with 8 points and 5 assists. The Fever played a balanced game as they had five players score in double figures. They improve to 4-4 on the Season. The Sun fall to 1-7 with their only win coming against the San Antonio Stars. Alyssa Thomas led the Sun in their defeat with 20 points and 5 rebounds. Rookie Rachel Banham also contributed, finishing with 12 points and 3 assists. Up next for the Sun are the Seattle Storm on Friday June, 10th. The Fever will take on the Sky at home that same day.
Washington Mystics @ Atlanta Dream 86-79
The Atlanta Dream are off to a fast start this season and were looking to continue their winning ways as they took on the Washington Mystics at home Sunday afternoon. Angel McCoughtry did all she could for the Dream, racking up 28 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals, and 2 blocks but it was not enough to hold off a Mystic team desperate for a win. The Mystics used balanced scoring where they saw five players score in double figures. Tayler Hill, who is having a break-out season, led the way with 17 points. Emma Messeman, who scored of 1,000th point of her career finished with 15 points and seven rebounds. On Friday, the Dream (6-2) will host the defending champion Minnesota Lynx and on Wednesday, the Mystics (3-6) will head to Dallas to take on the Wings.
New York Liberty @ Seattle Storm 86-78
In a game that saw 13 lead changes and in the second half saw the Liberty pull away to what looked like a convincing win, the Storm never gave up. The Storm cut their second half double digit deficit down to as little as 3 points but ran out of time before they could finish their rally for a win. The Liberty who improved to 4-3 on the season, relied on their leader Tina Charles to seal the deal. Charles finished with 19 points and 13 rebounds for the Liberty. Sugar Rogers, who has had some great games for the Liberty this season finished with 18 points and 5 assists. For the Storm, Breanna Stewart was held to just 8 points but dominated on the boards with a game high 17 rebounds! After scoring 32 points in their last outing Jewell Loyd was held to just 3 points after going 0-8 from the floor. Alysha Clark, who has been Ms. Consistent for the Storm this season, finished with 23 points and 6 rebounds. On Friday, the Storm will take on the Connecticut Sun at the Mohegan Sun. The Liberty will head to Los Angeles to take on the Sparks on Tuesday.