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Category: Northwest Ballers
July 25, 2014 at 9:00 AM

Former Lincoln High star Alex Montgomery helps New York win

Former Lincoln High star Alex Montgomery returned to her native area as a starter for New York against Seattle on Thursday at KeyArena. Montgomery, a fourth-year wing, played off the bench her first three seasons in the WNBA. Liberty coach Bill Laimbeer always liked her game, however, showing patience in honing Montgomery as a…

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July 24, 2014 at 11:20 AM

Eastern Washington ranks second in Division I academic honor roll

Eastern Washington coach Wendy Schuller’s team was named to the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association’s academic honor roll on Thursday. The WBCA Academic Top 25 annually recognizes all NCAA divisions and junior/community colleges for the highest GPAs among women’s basketball teams. The Eagles ranked second among a list of 25 Division I squads with a GPA…

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July 16, 2014 at 10:00 AM

Spokane’s Briann January selected as WNBA All-Star

Briann January, a former star from Lewis & Clark HS in Spokane, will make her first appearance as a WNBA All-Star on Saturday. The starting PG for Indiana was voted in by Eastern Conference coaches as a reserve for the East team. The game will be played at US Airways Center in Phoenix and airs…

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Comments | More in Northwest Ballers, Pac-12, WNBA | Topics: Briann January, Stanford, Tamika Catchings

July 15, 2014 at 5:53 PM

Incoming Washington State guard to play for Greek national team

From WSU: Incoming Cougar Named To U18 Greece National Team Washington State women’s basketball incoming freshman Pinelopi Pavlopoulou has been selected to play for the Under-18 Greece National Team this summer. The U18 European Championship will be held July 17-27 in Matosinhos, Portugal. Greece is in Group B and will play Belgium July 17, Lithuania July 18…

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June 30, 2014 at 3:12 PM

All-Star Courtney Vandersloot out with knee injury

Chicago PG Courtney Vandersloot sustained an injury to her left knee in Friday’s win against the New York Liberty. Vandersloot, the No. 3 overall draft pick in the 2011 draft, played 32 minutes but was 0-for-6 from the field, finishing with two points, four assists and four turnovers in the game. An MRI confirmed a…

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Comments | More in Northwest Ballers, WNBA | Topics: Courtney Vandersloot, Elena Delle Donne

June 30, 2014 at 2:39 PM

Clarkston’s Jamie Weisner aims for USA-Canada exhibition

Former Clarkston HS star Jamie Weisner was one of the local ties playing with Canada Basketball in a series against Brazil last weekend. Former Storm draft pick Michelle Plouffe and Weisner’s current Oregon State teammate Ruth Hamblin also suited up for the national team. The event was a three-game series billed as the first Edmonton…

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Comments | More in Northwest Ballers, Olympics, Pac-12 | Topics: Briann January, Courtney Vandersloot, Sue Bird

June 24, 2014 at 1:18 PM

WNBA releases first tally for All-Star game, voting ends July 2

From the WNBA: YOUNG STARS, VETERAN STALWARTS LEADING THE WAY AS 2014 WNBA ALL-STAR BALLOTING PRESENTED BY BOOST MOBILE EARLY RETURNS ANNOUNCED – Second-Year Standout Delle Donne, Rookie Schimmel Pacing East – – Veteran Mainstays Moore, Parker, Taurasi Atop West – NEW YORK, June 24, 2014 – The Chicago Sky’s Elena Delle Donne, who last year became the…

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Comments | More in Northwest Ballers, Storm, WNBA | Topics: Candace Parker, Elena Delle Donne, Maya Moore

June 24, 2014 at 12:46 PM

Minnesota Lynx cut former Kentwood star Lindsey Moore

G Lindsey Moore was cut by Minnesota on Tuesday. Moore was selected in the first round (12th overall) of the 2013 WNBA draft, playing behind Olympic PG Lindsay Whalen in the Lynx rotation. Minnesota coach Cheryl Reeve expressed during training camp she had higher expectations for Moore this season. Although playing…

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Comments | More in Northwest Ballers, WNBA, WNBA Draft | Topics: Cheryl Reeve, Courtney Vandersloot, Lindsey Moore

June 20, 2014 at 10:00 AM

VIDEO: Washington, Washington State in #Chillin4Charity

If Adia Barnes appeared ticked during the Storm broadcast on Thursday, call her ticked for charity. Barnes, an assistant coach at Washington, was part of a social media wave where women’s basketball programs have been calling each other out to get cold water dumped on them in a fun way to donate to the…

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Comments | More in Northwest Ballers, Pac-12, Video, WNBA | Topics: Kelsey Plum, Mike Neighbors, Talia Walton

June 18, 2014 at 2:21 PM

Storm names replacement for longtime executive Karen Bryant

The Storm revamped its front-office to ultimately replace Karen Bryant, the organization’s first employee hired in 1999. Bryant, 46, announced in January she would resign as team president and CEO on July 31. Alisha Valavanis, a former Cal assistant athletics director of development, was named Storm chief operating officer on Wednesday. She’ll oversee…

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