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WNBA Defensive Player of the Year Natasha Howard Highlights 2019 WNBA All-Defensive Team

WNBA Defensive Player of the Year Natasha Howard of the Seattle Storm leads the 2019 WNBA All-Defensive First Team, the WNBA announced today.   Howard received the maximum 11 votes from the WNBA’s head coaches, earning All-Defensive First Team honors for the second straight season.   Along with Howard (55 points), the WNBA All-Defensive First […]

Phoenix’s Griner, Connecticut’s Jones and Chicago Vandersloot Earn 2019 WNBA Peak Performer Awards

Phoenix Mercury center Brittney Griner, Connecticut Sun forward/center Jonquel Jones and Chicago Sky guard Courtney Vandersloot have won the 2019 WNBA Peak Performer Awards in scoring, rebounding and assists, respectively, the WNBA announced today.  Griner, Jones and Vandersloot all earned the same awards in the 2017 season.   The WNBA presents the Peak Performer Awards […]

Liberty Top Dream in Season Finale, 71-63

For the final game of the 2019 season, the New York Liberty traveled to Atlanta to face the Dream. New York defeated Atlanta, 71-63, ending a six-game skid.   In the balanced scoring effort for the Liberty, Tina Charles led with 14 points on 6-of-11 shooting from the field. She added eight rebounds and a […]

Tina Charles’ Double-Double Not Enough to Lift Liberty Over Fever

The Indiana Fever visited New York for its fourth and final matchup against the Liberty this season. In the Liberty’s final home game of 2019, the team lost to Indiana, 86-81, despite leading for three quarters.   Tina Charles led New York with 19 points and 11 rebounds, her eighth double-double of the season. She […]

Connecticut’s Jasmine Thomas Recieves August WNBA Cares Community Assist Award Presented by State Farm

Connecticut Sun guard Jasmine Thomas has received the August WNBA Cares Community Assist Award presented by State Farm for her efforts with the WNBA’s Breast Health Awareness (BHA) initiative.   Thomas is a passionate supporter of the WNBA’s BHA program and helped lead the charge for the Sun’s Rock the Pink Weekend in August. When […]

Career Nights for Han Xu and Marine Johannés Not Enough to Get Liberty Past Sun

The Connecticut Sun traveled to New York to face the Liberty for their final matchup of the season. In a back-and-forth match, Connecticut won, 94-84.   Marine Johannés led the Liberty in scoring with a career-high 21 points on 51.7% shooting from the field and 50% from beyond the arc (4-8).   In the first […]

Washington’s Natasha Cloud Earns Dawn Stanley Community Leadership Award

Washington Mystics guard Natasha Cloud has earned the Dawn Staley Community Leadership Award for outstanding efforts in the community throughout the 2018 season and most recent offseason, the WNBA announced today. The award, which is named in honor of WNBA legend and Hall of Famer Dawn Staley, annually recognizes a player who reflects Staley’s spirit, […]