Tag Archive | Phoenix Mercury

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 […]

Strong Liberty Effort Not Enough To Defeat Mercury In 78-72 Decision

The New York Liberty continued its three-game road trip in Phoenix against the Mercury tonight in their second of three meetings of the 2019 season, with the Mercury defeating the Liberty by a final of 78-72.   Tina Charles led scoring for the Liberty with 23 points on 52.9% shooting from the field.   New […]

Wings Top Liberty in Back-and-Forth Showdown, 83-77

The New York Liberty began a three-game road trip in Dallas against the Wings tonight, their third and final regular season matchup of the 2019 season, as the ladies battled to a tough 83-77 loss in Texas. Tina Charles led all scorers with 25 points on 40% (10-25) from the field and 66.7% (2-3) from […]

Seven-Time Selections Charles, Dupree Highlight Reserves For AT&T WNBA All-Star 2019

The New York Liberty’s Tina Charles and the Indiana Fever’s Candice Dupree lead the list of 12 players – six guards and six frontcourt players from across the WNBA – who will serve as reserves in AT&T WNBA All-Star 2019.    The reserves were selected by the league’s head coaches, who voted for three guards, five frontcourt players and four […]

Reshanda Gray’s First Double-Double Helps Boost Liberty Past Wings, 69-68

The Liberty bounced back from a two-game losing streak tonight defeating the Dallas Wings, 69-68 at Westchester County Center during the team’s annual Pride Night.   New York had balanced scoring in tonight’s game with four players scoring double figures. Kia Nurse led all Liberty scorers with 17 points on 42.8% (6-14) shooting from the […]

Phoenix Mercury’s point guard Briann January has received the May WNBA Cares Community Assist Award

Phoenix Mercury’s point guard Briann January has received the May WNBA Cares Community Assist Award presented by State Farm for supporting homeless families in Phoenix, working as a role model for young, at-risk girls, and helping in the LGBTQ+ community through her generosity and empathy throughout the month of May.   January tipped off the […]