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Monster games by Vandersloot, Johnson lead to WNBA honor

This week the league named two new players as the players of the week.

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Last week Chicago went 2-0 behind the spectacular play of Courtney Vandersloot. The WNBA named Vandersloot as the Eastern Conference Player of the Week after averaging 22.2 points per game (second in the East), first in assists with 10 per game, first in three-point percentage at 83.3%, and second among all East players in shooting percentage at 72.7%

Vandersloot is currently on a person streak with four consecutive games scoring at least 10 points and dishing out at least 10 assists. Her streak is not only a personal best but a WNBA record as well.

As for the Eastern Conference, Glory Johnson was named the Player of the Week for the second time in her career. Johnson led Dallas to a 2-0 record last week including a big win last night over Los Angeles.

Among all East players, Johnson led the way in rebounds with 14.5 rebounds per game, ninth in scoring at 17 per game, second in three-point percentage at 60%, and shot 52% from the field to finish sixth in the Eastern Conference.