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The WNBA is off and running and there are a few early surprises atop the conferences as the teams are roughly 1/5th of the way through their regular season schedules...in some cases.
How about the Connecticut Sun? Atop the Eastern Conference with a 5-1 record...they have won all three road games they've played. They're getting it done with a few familiar names -- Kelsey Bone is shooting 61% percent for the team and Chelsea Gray 62% from three-point range.
Alex Bentley leads the league in steals (3.3) a game.
They took down Phoenix last night in double-overtime 90-78...getting 27 points and 14 rebounds from Bone.
Over in the Western Conference, perennial doormat Tulsa is raising eyebrows with a 5-1 start as well. They're tied with the Minnesota Lynx atop the West and are currently on a five-game winning streak. Plenette Pearson is tossing in 16.3 ppg for the shock and Courtney Paris leads the league in rebounds with an impressive 12.7 a game.
They knocked out the Washington Mystics 84-81 last time out with Plenette Pierson getting 24 and Riquna Williams adding 22.
The two teams that draw local interest around here...the Indiana Fever and Atlanta Dream have matching 3-4 records in the Eastern Conference. They are tied for 4th. place.
|Which two logos are no longer in the league?)|
Plenty of games remaining...but the league looks to have a great deal of balance (at least in the East) and a few surprises so far. In the West, LA and San Antonio are are combined 0-8.
Our weekly radio show on WCHQ 100.9 and at www.crescenthillradio.com will have the full contingent of Paulie, Worldwide and Sam today. The fellas are going to have to carry me through this one...just recently back from vacation and trying to catch up on all things Cardinal since my return late last night.
I do have a quiz prepared for my co-hosts and it centers around "Proud Papa's" in deference to Father's Day tomorrow. Plus the usual assortment of nonsense, rants, theories and dead air that live radio brings.
See you at 11 a.m. on the radio! Link below:
THREE MEN AND A ....RADIO SHOW?
ANSWERS TO TODAY'S QUESTIONS...
1) PLENETTE PLAYED AT TEXAS TECH AND RIQUNA WAS A MIAMI HURRICANE
2. THE MONARCHS AND COMETS NO LONGER HAVE TEAMS IN THE WNBA.