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Women's Hoops

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

August 15, 2009 at 1:27 AM

Checking in on Atlanta

SeattleStorm.pngI have read your posts and once I get my head out of the 17th Annual Danskin Triathlon competition on Sunday, I’ll have a reply to the e-mails and messages regarding Storm coach Brian Agler and his system. But I can tell you there is strong team chemistry with this squad, carrying over from last season. So, that’s not the problem.
The WNBA schedule isn’t slowing for the Storm (13-10) to figure itself out. Tonight they play Atlanta (12-11), which is rebounding nicely from a horrid first season in the league (4-30) to be second in the Eastern Conference. Connecticut lost to Washington in a thriller, really creating a three-way tie for the coveted playoff seed.
The Dream is in the midst of a six-game homestand before closing the season by playing six of seven on the road.
“We can make a move with the next few games at home,” fromer Storm guard Iziane Castro Marques told the Associated Press.
The still new franchise remains on rocky ground with the owner seeking more partners to survive. But the collection of rookies and veterans are clicking to make for some entertaining basketball on the court. Especially the play of All-Stars Sancho Lyttle and Erika de Souza.
Seattle has a two-game lead on second in the Western Conference despite losing bad to the Sun on Thursday, scoring a season-low 53 points. The Storm is 1-5 against the East and 4-7 on the road overall.
Storm All-Star Lauren Jackson needs just one point to become the fourth player in WNBA history to reach 5,000 in her career while All-Star Swin Cash needs eight points for 3,000.
Hopefully there’s lots to talk about on Sunday. Enjoy the game and wear something blue to support me in the triathlon.

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