Washington Mystics Defeat Atlanta Dream to Advance to Finals
The two teams were even following one period and Atlanta went into the half with a one-point lead. Washington won the third quarter by four points and the fourth quarter by two points.
Angel McCoughtry, who is out with the ACL injury, did not play, nor would she have played had the Dream advanced to the Finals. MHA was active, but did not play. The Mystics only played eight players despite having 12 active players for the game.
Washington will take on the Seattle Storm. The Storm, who have been carried by UConn alum
Breana Stewart and broken-nose Sue Bird, defeated the Phoenix Mercury 94-84 to advance to the Finals. Seattle relied on a huge fourth quarter to propel them to the series win.
The finals are set to begin this Thursday with a tip-off time not yet set. It will be aired on ESPN 2. Four of the five potential games will be on "the Deuce" with the only exception being ABC hosting the second game of the series.
Best wishes to MHA and the Mystics in the WNBA Finals!
Other News and Notes
Daryl Foust and myself followed the men's soccer team down I-64 for a match against Kentucky last night. Sadly, their results were not as good as the women, who won their battle 1-0 in overtime. The #7/9 Cards were stunned as they fell 3-0. They play at 2:00 on Sunday at Lynn Stadium vs #2 Duke while the women are set to face Eastern Kentucky later that day at 7:30 p.m. No word on whether Daryl the Disco Duck went to the contest.
What Day Is it?
Happy International Day of Charity! Doesn't it feel great helping others out? It's also National Be
Late For Something Day, preferably not work, though.
For you food lovers you can enjoy a cheese pizza today. Can a guy get a little Italian Sausage and mushrooms with that?
Today is also "show around" day over at the renovated football Cardinal Stadium for us media types. Someone please check the scoreboards out and see how close they are to getting the seats finally installed in the north end zone.
If you happen to be on the UofL campus this weekend and see a couple of tall girls you don't recognize, it's rumored from a highly credible source close to the UofL WBB program that Maori Davenport and Laeticia Amihere are expected to visit this weekend.
Amihere is a dunking machine. The 6'3" front liner is out of Canada has Louisville and several other schools on her list. Davenport you know from her time playing for Jeff Walz and the U19 USA squad in Mexico City. The Cards are in the mix for her, too. She's 6'4" and neither would have much trouble getting things off the top shelf.
We hope both girls have a pleasant visit, love what they see and keep the Cards "ever on their minds" as they enter their senior seasons in high school.
We came across skills tapes for both Amihere and Davenport and they're pretty awesome. Give them a look:
LINK: Laeticia Amihere
LINK: Maori Davenport
Happy Wednesday and Go Cards!
- Jared -