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Chicago's fourth quarter comeback made history

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Chicago trailed in Atlanta tonight by 16 points at the end of the third quarter (67-51) but outscored the Dream 30-13 in the fourth quarter to win, 81-80. This was the first time since the league switched from "two halves" to "four quarters" that a team won a playoff game after trailing by at least sixteen points at the end of the third quarter. The 2006 season marked the first year of four-quarter games.

From a Chicago Sky release. For more on the series, check out our Dream vs. Sky storystream.

The real lesson of the Mo'Ne Davis story

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So while it’s great that a 13-year-old girl was treated as an accomplished athlete, I’d be more grateful if Candace Parker and Diana Taurasi, two of the greatest basketball players on earth, didn’t have to spend the winter in Russia just to make a decent living. "If only we had a Davis every single day in the media for girls," King says.

Davis’s real future, once the androgens kick in, will probably consist of a long fight for funding, audience and decent pay, if she is lucky enough to win a scholarship to play college basketball and get to the WNBA.

From "Mo’ne Davis is out of Little League World Series, and women’s sports are shoved from spotlight" by Sally Jenkins of the Washington Post.

Storm vs. Sky final score: Seattle hangs on to beat Chicago, 80-76

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The Sky (5-4) used every available player on the bench to make up for the loss of Delle Donne and Breland, but couldn't find a working combination until late in the fourth quarter when they cut the deficit to four points with less than three minutes remaining. Still, the Storm (6-4) fought past a few turnovers to cling to a lead.

From Elena Delle Donne, Jessica Breland out in Sky loss by Blake Schuster of the Chicago Tribune

With the Sky playing without an entire frontcourt rotation - Jessica Breland and Elena Delle Donne joined Sylvia Fowles in street clothes tonight - the Storm were able to get a second consecutive win tonight. The final box score doesn't really tell the full story of this game, which was a tale of two halves: despite the Storm being outshot, outrebounded, and outscored in the post, they established a big enough lead in the first half (12 points) to get the road win.

Leticia Romero elects to transfer to FSU

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"I am proud to become a part of the Florida State family. It was apparent on my visit (that) they are a program with a great family atmosphere. I felt so comfortable and was amazed by the positive energy they transmit as a group. I feel it is an all around great fit for me and am excited for this next chapter in my playing career."

Leticia Romero

Shock vs. Mercury final score: Tulsa gets their first win of the season against Phoenix, 94-78

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"This is Tulsa Shock basketball tonight," said Diggins. "We were showing the league we are a force to be reckoned with."

From "Shock get 1st win in impressive fashion" (via Shocking Tulsa)

Sparks vs. Sky final score: Carol Ross explains Candace Parker not starting after 102-88 win

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"That's the only time I've ever had Candace Parker coming off the bench; she turned her ankle and she couldn't practice yesterday, and today she ran and was still hobbling so I just made an early decision. By game time she was ready to go. In this particular case, we got better when we subbed."

L.A. Sparks coach Carol Ross describing why Candace Parker didn't start after a 102-88 win in Chicago (via Chicago Sky release) The visitors got a big win In a game with milestones for both the Sparks and the Sky.

Washington Mystics to have 12 games on Comcast SportsNet this season

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Tonight's game against the New York Liberty at 7 p.m. ET will be the first to be on CSN.

from a Monumental Sports press release

Louisiana Tech gets two Marquette transfers: Brooke Pumroy and Ashley Santos

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"Brooke and Ashley are both outstanding young ladies," Louisiana Tech coach Tyler Summitt said. "They are the type of student-athletes that can mesh well with our current players and help continue the culture change. Although they will have to sit out this year due to NCAA transfer rules, they will compete every day in practice making everyone around them better. They have played in the Big East and are battle-tested against UConn, Notre Dame and so many physical, talented teams. We are excited to have them as part of the Lady Techster Family

Louisiana Tech Athletics

Jacksonville to host SEC Tournament in 2016

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"The Southeastern Conference and its member institutions are excited to travel to Jacksonville, a new site for our women’s basketball tournament," SEC Commissioner Mike Slive said. We look forward to showcasing our women’s basketball programs in the Sunshine State for the first time. Our student-athletes, coaches and current fans will greatly enjoy their visit and the exciting games will forge new fans of SEC women’s basketball in the process."

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Tulsa Shock come up just short against Minnesota Lynx in 94-93 loss

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Skylar Diggins led the way for the Shock with 21 points and dished five assists...Minnesota head coach Cheryl Reeve was impressed with Diggins performance. "I am really happy for Skylar," Reeve said. "She is determined and is playing great. She has really asserted herself and looks like a great leader."

From Shock rally but come up just short against Lynx in home opener via Oklahoma Sports Blog. Maya Moore was certainly the big story in this game with a 38-point performance, but Skylar Diggins has made big strides this season herself with a team-high 21 points as one of seven Shock players in double figures.
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