Point guards Sue Bird (USA) and Leilani Mitchell (Australia) helped their countries advance to the quarterfinals of the FIBA World Championship for Women in Turkey. Mitchell, who starred at Kennewick HS, qualified for the Opals national team because her mother is Australian. The Americans will have a rematch with the French on Friday at 11:05am…More
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OK, so maybe it won’t be the Sue Bird spotlight live from Turkey, but the Storm all-star PG is making a historic trip to the FIBA World Championship for Women, which runs from Saturday through Oct. 5 in Ankara and Istanbul. Bird, 33, has competed for USA Basketball’s national team since 2002. In that span…More
Former Washington state champion Leilani Mitchell (Kennewick HS) is another step closer to clinching a spot on the Australian national team. She was named to a 17-player roster that will open training camp Sunday (Mitchell’s 29th birthday) in prep for the FIBA World Championship’s this fall. Mitchell was born in Richland, Wash. but…More