Posts Tagged Women’s basketball

Tulsa’s Diggins wins Most Improved award

NEW YORK (AP) — Tulsa Shock guard Skylar Diggins is the WNBA’s Most Improved Player of the Year.

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Griner helps Mercury beat Sparks to sweep series

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Brittney Griner bounced back from a poor performance and helped show why the Phoenix Mercury are such a dominant team.

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McCoughtry powers Dream past Sky 92-83

ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) — Angel McCoughtry was determined to make sure the Atlanta Dream weren’t done in the WNBA playoffs.

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Whalen, Lynx eliminate Hammon and Stars with win

San Antonio Stars' Becky Hammon  (25) steals the ball from Minnesota Lynx's Maya Moore, center, during the first half in Game 2 of the WNBA basketball Western Conference semifinal, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, in San Antonio. Stars' Kayla McBride, right, assists on the play.(AP Photo/Eric Gay)

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Lindsay Whalen scored 31 points, and the Minnesota Lynx beat the Stars 94-89 on Saturday night to advance to the Western Conference finals and end the playing career of San Antonio’s Becky Hammon.

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Vandersloot leads Sky past Dream 80-77

Chicago Sky's Elena Delle Donne, right, and Atlanta Dream's Tiffany Hayes, left, tussle for the ball during the first half of Game 1 of the WNBA basketball Eastern Conference semifinals, Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

ATLANTA (AP) — Courtney Vandersloot hit the game-winning jumper from the top of the key with 20 seconds left to lead the Sky to an 80-77 win over the Dream in the first game of their WNBA playoff series.

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