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Women's Hoops

The latest news and analysis on college and pro women's basketball.

August 30, 2008 at 2:24 PM

O’Neill retained

It’s another seven-day contract, but former Washington standout Kristen O’Neill will remain on the Storm roster for another week. The paperwork is going through the normal league channels and an official release will be made soon.
The Storm traveled all day on Friday to reach their destination in Connecticut for Sunday’s matchup on national television at 10 in the morning. The trip included an approximate two-hour layover in Chicago and after leaving at 9 a.m. PST, the Storm didn’t reach the casino until midnight EST.
Everyone practiced today, however, and coach Brian Agler is going with the same starters against the Sun, meaning F Swin Cash will be on the bench for a second consecutive game. Not a bad move since she does add defensive help and if Bird can continue to start off hot scoring-wise, defense is what the Storm could usually use a punch of from the reserves. Not that G Tanisha Wright didn’t also do this, but oddly Wright and Bird have a better vibe in the starting lineup than Swoopes and Bird did in the backcourt with Cash, Bird’s former college roommate, at the small forward position.
As for Connecticut, PG Lindsay Whalen did not practice, healing from a right ankle sprain suffered in the fourth quarter of Friday’s 26-point win at Atlanta. She’s listed as day-to-day. If unable to go, Jamie Carey will start in her place. Since the Sun already clinched a playoff berth, I suspect they’ll play it safe with Whalen.
I hope she can play, though. You know I wanted Whalen on the Olympic team and I think she’s a solid pick for the MVP race. But Bird should be considered, too, given how she’s able to steady the Storm without Jackson, the leading scorer (20.2) and rebounder (7.0). The Storm is 4-5 all-time without Bird in her seven seasons.

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