Monday, July 2, 2018
WNBA Update -- MONDAY CARDINAL COUPLE
TWO CARDS WBB FACE EACH OTHER LAST NIGHT
A thriller to the wire last night, as Angel McCoughtry brought her Atlanta Dream to Indianapolis last night to face the Indiana Fever and Asia Taylor. The Fever made a late push to try and get their second win of the WNBA season, but the Dream held on for a 87-83 win.
Angel with 15 points for the 8-8 Dream, taking a slight back-seat to Brittany Sykes (no relation to Paulie) who contributed 20 and Tiffany Hayes who finished with 19. Asia with not a lot of minutes for the Fever but did get a rebound in 8:28 of playing time.
It was a busy Sunday in the WNBA, with 10 of the 12 squads in action. One of the squads that had the day off was the Washington Mystics and Myisha Hines-Allen. Her Mystics are in the thick of the battle for top spot in the league...three teams (Phoenix, Seattle and L.A) have five losses and the Mystics are 10-6 along with Minnesota. The Washington squad did go up against Phoenix on Saturday and fell 84-74. No minutes for "Doo-blay" in the contest on Saturday but she played seven minutes on the 28th in a loss to Phoenix...contributing two points and three grabs.
Did you know that voting is open for the WNBA All-Star Game? You can cast your ballot through July 12th at www.wnba.com
Tiffany Hayes, Angel, Myisha, Asia, Tiffany Mitchell, Kelsey Mitchell, Sue Bird, Elena Della Donne, Natalie Achonwa, A'ja Wilson. I went strictly on my personal favorites, not necessarily stats.
The All-Star game will be played July 19th at 8 p.m. and will be on ESPN 2.
Did you see this "Cool-as-a-cucumber" buzzer beater from Della Donne against the New York Liberty? Definitely an All-Star shot there:
With three Cards in the WNBA and as many as four at the start of the year, the question naturally arises...which WBB Cards will be next in "The League"?
Walz loses four at the end of the 2018-19 season.
ASIA DURR is about as "sure as it gets" to advance to the professional ranks. Count her "in" with no doubt. Imagine her, Angel, Tiff Hayes and Brittany Sykes on the same team?
SAM FUEHRING has the grit, determination and body to be a WNBA contributor. Her senior season will be a key in if she gets drafted or not, obviously. I think she will.
ARICA CARTER is another that will deserve some looks by the 12-team league. Her shot is there, her ball-handling sufficient...and she knows how to keep other shooters happy. I say "Yes". A.C. gets drafted.
YACINE DIOP can improve her stock with a year under Walz and Company. 5'10" forwards aren't the first thing you think of on WNBA rosters, but she's shown great shooting and rebounding skills playing for a pretty pitiful Pittsburgh squad. Again, her key will be her graduate year as a Card.
What are your thoughts?
Have a great Monday! If you gotta do the "outdoors" thing...hydrate, hydrate and repeat.