Wednesday provided us plenty of news. Here are some links for you to peruse.
Final Scores from Wednesday
- The Washington Mystics defeated the Connecticut Sun, 89-75 thanks to a big fourth quarter run which broke the game wide open. Ivory Latta led all scorers with 23 points on 9-of-14 shooting with five of those made shots from three. With this win, the Mystics are still undefeated against the Sun and the Shock, the other two teams with rosters that are just as young. In addition, they have now won four of their last five games. Here's a recap from Gene Wang of the Washington Post.
- Here's Ivory Latta's shot chart during Wednesday's game:
- Here's Mike Thibault's postgame video presser from Monumental Network on the Mystics' win. Always something we like to watch after every game.
- The L.A. Sparks missed a three and a putback at the buzzer in a 66-64 loss to the New York Liberty last night, spoiling interim coach Penny Toler's coaching debut for the Sparks at Staples Center. The Sparks were playing without star Candace Parker, who was announced out with a knee sprain just a few days after playing in the 2014 WNBA All-Star game.
- Tina Charles, who scored 31 in last night's Liberty win, was also the subject of a feature story by Jonathan Zeller of NYC GO who described her transition from the Connecticut Sun to the Liberty. The story went all the way back to her childhood as the daughter of a season ticket holder up to the present where Charles hopes to bring a basketball championship to New York for the first time in over four decades.
WNBA News & Links
- San Antonio Stars guard Becky Hammon is retiring after the season. Read about it by clicking here.
- Here are some other takes on Hammon's retirement, including from Doug Feinberg of the AP; The Coloradoan; and Fansided.com.
- Stefanie Dolson sang karaoke while her teammates also provided background vocals and dancing. Take a look here.
- Lisa Leslie and former Sparks assistant coach Gail Goestenkors were among the inductees to the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame for 2015. pilight has a FanPost here with more details.
NCAA News & Links
- On Tuesday, Maryland announced that former Kansas assistant coach Shay Robinson has been named an assistant coach. Click here for Testudo Times' take. Robinson replaces David Adkins, who left to take a player development assistant role with the Washington Wizards NBA team.
- This isn't women's basketball related, but it shows women making headways into other college sports. Also on Tuesday, Catherine Conti was the first woman to be named an official for a Big 12 Game, when Kansas plays Southeast Missouri State on September 6. Click here for more on ESPN.com.