FEVER HOLD ON AGAINST SKY...MYSTICS HANDLE SUN
A big day for WNBA action on Father's Day, with four Cardinals alumnae in action in the league.
Dana Evans with the Chicago Sky visiting Emily Engstler and the Indiana Fever. Myshia Hines-Allen and the Washington Mystics hosting Jaz Jones and the Connecticut Sun.
(Just imagine what a double-header like this would draw to the KFC YUM! Center).
SKY VS FEVER
Dana and her 10-5 Chicago Sky came to Indy to take on a Indiana Fever squad that desperately needed a win. And, after being down by 13 at halftime, the Fever fought back and got the nail-biting win over the visitors 89-87. Courtney Vandersloot missed a jumper that could have tied it up and the Fever had the "W". Indiana improved their record to 5-13.
"We had a very intense conversation at halftime, to say the least..." Fever head coach Carlos Knox commented after the game. "I wanted them to understand the game plan and I wanted them to pick up their game the way we had prepared for the game." It was Knox's inaugural game as the Fever head coach, you may know him as having been a superstar at IUPUI on their men's team from 1997-99.
Emily Engstler saw 19 minutes in this one for the Fever and had five points and nine rebounds. Dana Evans had six minutes for Chicago and had two points and a rebound.
MYSTICS VS SUN
The home-standing Washington Mystics roared out to a 29-17 lead on the visiting Connecticut Sun and pushed that to a 16-point half-time edge. Washington was on top 61-41 after three. The Sun were not totally giving up the fight and got back within eight points before losing 71-63 to Myisha and the Mystics. Washington improved to 11-7 on the season, while the Sun went to 12-5.
Myisha saw just six minutes in the contest, grabbing a rebound and scoring a bucket.
For Connecticut, Jaz Jones contributed a scoreless eight minutes. It's good to see Jaz getting some minutes after being with the Sun for such a short time.
Turnovers plagued the Sun, while Washington committed just four in the first three quarters