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WNBA Update: Sept. 18

Sept. 18, 2013



PERFORMANCE OF THE WEEK

Shekinna Stricklen
G/F // Seattle

Years Pro: 2
WNBA.com Bio | Stats

Sept. 10-14 vs. Minnesota and Tulsa


Min FG 3pt FG FT Reb Ast Stl Pts
31 2-9 0-2 0-0 2 2 1 4
33 10-13 6-8 0-0 7 1 2 26
23 3-9 1-5 1-2 3 2 0 8

THIS WEEK IN THE WNBA

Tamika Catchings
F // Indiana

Years Pro: 12
WNBA.com Bio | Stats

Heading into the post season, Catchings averaged 17.7 points per game in the regular season and had 7.1 rebounds per game. In the final three games of the season, Catchings scored 23 points in Indiana's win over New York, went 50-percent on field goals and was two-for-four on three point attempts. She scored 15 in the Fever's 69-60 win over Connecticut, with six rebounds, four steals and 100-percent on free throw attempts. Indiana will play Chicago in its ninth-consecutive playoff berth.

Alexis Hornbuckle
G // Phoenix

Years Pro: 6
WNBA.com Bio | Stats

Hornbuckle and the Mercury will face the Los Angeles Sparks in the playoffs beginning Sept. 19. In her final games of the regular season, Hornbuckle went three-for-four on field goals and two-for-three on three pointers, with eight points against San Antonio. Hornbuckle averaged 3.0 points and 1.7 rebounds per game this season.

Glory Johnson
F // Tulsa

Years Pro: 2
WNBA.com Bio | Stats

The Shock's season ended with two losses to Seattle, 67-76 and 73-85. Johnson averaged 15.0 points per game and 8.9 rebounds per game this season.

Kara Lawson
G // Connecticut

Years Pro: 11
WNBA.com Bio | Stats

Lawson hasn't played since the Sun's loss July 19 against Tulsa due to a knee injury. In the last week of the season, the Sun beat Atlanta Sept. 11 78-77, loss to Washington and beat the Indiana Fever 82-80 Sept. 15.

Candace Parker
F/C // Los Angeles

Years Pro: 6
WNBA.com Bio | Stats

Parker and the Sparks finished their regular season with a pair of wins - against Minnesota, 85-84 Sept. 12 and beat the Phoenix Sun 89-55 in their final regular season game. Against Phoenix, Parker she went six-for-seven on field goals, was perfect in her free throws and scored 16 points. Against Minnesota, Parker had 10 total rebounds and four assists and 14 points. The Sparks will face the Sun again for the conference semifinals in a best two out of three scenario. Game one is Sept. 19 and game two is scheduled for Sept. 21.

Ashley Robinson
C // Seattle

Years Pro: 9
WNBA.com Bio | Stats

Robinson came from the bench to help Seattle to two wins in its last three games of the regular season, tallying four points and two blocks against Tulsa, as well as four points and two rebounds against Minnesota. The Storm will face the Minnesota Lynx in the first round of the playoffs.

Michelle Snow
C // Washington

Years Pro: 12
WNBA.com Bio | Stats

The Mystics were 2-3 in their final games of the regular season, losing to the Indiana Fever 69-67, but finished strong, beating Connecticut and New York. Snow racked up 10 points and six rebounds against Indiana and seven points against New York.

Shekinna Stricklen
G/F // Seattle

Years Pro: 2
WNBA.com Bio | Stats

Helping the Storm get to its 10th-straight playoff appearance, Stricklen scored 26 points with seven rebounds, one assist and two steals in its win against Tulsa. Over the past week, she helped her team to a 2-3 record to finish the regular season. Seattle lost to Minnesota Sept. 10, but came back to beat the Shock twice 76-67 and 85-73.

Kamiko Williams
G // New York

Years Pro: Rookie
WNBA.com Bio | Stats

The Liberty's rebuilding year ended in three losses in the final week. New York lost to Phoenix Sept. 10, followed by Indiana and Washington. Williams scored three points and recorded four rebounds, one assist and a block against Washington.


 

 

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