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Women's Hoops

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July 9, 2010 at 10:48 AM

Storm stars to participate in shooting challenge

StarsLogo.jpgStorm stars Sue Bird and Swin Cash will participate in the three-point contest prior to the “WNBA Stars vs. USA Basketball “game on Saturday. Katie Douglas (Indiana Fever), Monique Currie (Washington Mystics), Angel McCoughtry (Atlanta Dream), and Lindsay Whalen (Minnesota Lynx) will also vie for the title.
The “Skills Challenge” will feature six players competing to make a series of baskets while navigating an obstacle course. Lindsey Harding (Washington Mystics), Angel McCoughtry (Atlanta Dream), Cappie Pondexter (New York Liberty), Lindsay Whalen (Minnesota Lynx), Iziane Castro Marques (Atlanta Dream), and Renee Montgomery (Connecticut Sun) will participate in the event.
Bird won the inaugural “Skills Challenge” in 2005.
In other midseason classic news: Storm F Lauren Jackson did make the trip to Connecticut, but remains doubtful to play in the game on Saturday. She was replaced on the WNBA Stars roster by Currie. Jackson, who suffered a concussion in a game against Los Angeles on July 3, will participate in the light practice to see if she’s able to return to Storm action when play resumes in Phoenix on Wednesday.
Atlanta star Sancho Lyttle also is out due to a concussion and was replaced by Washington PG Lindsey Harding. San Antonio PG Becky Hammon suffered a quadriceps injury on Thursday, so she’s being replaced by Minnesota G Lindsay Whalen, who was traded from Connecticut during the offseason.
Here’s the full challenge release from the WNBA:

PARTICIPANTS NAMED FOR 2010 WNBA VS. USA BASKETBALL: STARS AT THE SUN PREGAME CHALLENGE

NEW YORK, July 9, 2010 – The top WNBA players will participate in the Three-Point Contest and the Skills Challenge as part of the 2010 WNBA vs. USA Basketball: The Stars at the Sun Pregame Challenge. The Pregame Challenge will take place prior to The Stars at the Sun game.
Six of the league’s elite shooters will compete over two rounds in the Three-Point Contest, including Sue Bird (Seattle Storm), Swin Cash (Seattle Storm), Katie Douglas (Indiana Fever), Monique Currie (Washington Mystics), Angel McCoughtry (Atlanta Dream), and Lindsay Whalen (Minnesota Lynx).
Players will have one minute to make as many three-pointers as they can from five shooting stations behind the arc. Each spot consists of five basketballs – four WNBA balls worth one point apiece and one “Money Ball” worth two points. The top three scorers will advance to the final round.
The Skills Challenge will feature six players competing to make a series of baskets while navigating an obstacle course. Lindsey Harding (Washington Mystics), Angel McCoughtry (Atlanta Dream), Cappie Pondexter (New York Liberty), Lindsay Whalen (Minnesota Lynx), Iziane Castro Marques (Atlanta Dream), and Renee Montgomery (Connecticut Sun) will participate in the event.
WNBA vs. USA Basketball: The Stars at the Sun will showcase the world’s best female basketball players at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn., on July 10. ESPN will televise the event at 3:30 p.m. ET, with coverage presented by adidas.

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