Tag Archive | Basketball

Chicago’s James Wade Named 2019 WNBA Coach of the Year

Chicago Sky head coach James Wade has been named the 2019 WNBA Coach of the Year, the WNBA announced today.  Wade becomes the first Chicago coach to earn the honor in the franchise’s 14-year history.   Wade received 27 votes from a national panel of 43 sportswriters and broadcasters.  Mike Thibault of the Washington Mystics […]

Seattle’s Natasha Howard Named 2019 WNBA Defensive Player of the Year

Seattle Storm forward Natasha Howard has been named the 2019 WNBA Defensive Player of the Year, the WNBA announced today.  Howard has earned the honor for the first time and become the second winner for the Storm, joining Lauren Jackson (2007).   Howard received 33 votes from a national panel of 43 sportswriters and broadcasters.  […]

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 […]