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Bonner leads Mercury over Dream 77-68

Aug. 17, 2019 12:12 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — DeWanna Bonner had 27 points and 13 rebounds to help the short-handed Phoenix Mercury snap a three-game skid with a 77-68 victory over the Atlanta Dream on Friday night. Camille Little's jump shot in the final minute of the third quarter sparked an 18-4 Mercury run that ended at 67-62 with...

Quigley scores 26, Sky beat Sparks 91-81

Aug. 16, 2019 10:50 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Allie Quigley scored 26 points to help the Chicago Sky beat Los Angeles 91-81 to pull into a tie for fourth place with the Sparks on Friday night. Courtney Vandersloot added 17 points and nine assists, Astou Ndour and Diamond DeShields had 11 points each, and Stefanie Dolson scored 10 for...

Wings hold off Liberty 83-77, win third straight

Aug. 16, 2019 10:31 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Allisha Gray scored 22 points and the Dallas Wings took the lead in the final minute to win their third straight, beating New York 83-77 on Friday night. Isabelle Harrison's basket with 40.4 seconds left gave Dallas a 76-75 lead. Arike Ogunbowale, who added 21 points for the Wings...

Stricklen, Sun rally to beat Storm 79-78

Aug. 16, 2019 10:24 PM EDT

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Shekinna Stricklen scored 24 points and made a pair of free throws with 4.3 seconds left to help the Connecticut Sun rally from a late seven-point deficit and beat the Seattle Storm 79-78 on Friday night. Connecticut (18-8) was down 76-69 with 1:47 left before closing the game on a...

Mystics use late run to beat Lynx 86-79, clinch playoff spot

Aug. 16, 2019 10:21 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Ariel Atkins scored 18 points, Emma Meesseman added 17 points and the Washington Mystics clinched a playoff berth with an 86-79 win over the Minnesota Lynx on Friday night. The Mystics (19-7), who have the best record in the WNBA by a game over Connecticut, surged into the lead for good...

Former WNBA star inspires young female players

Aug. 16, 2019 6:38 PM EDT

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — "We are getting ready to light up Camden," Valerie Still told the gym full of young girls from the city on Wednesday afternoon. "And then we're going to take it on the road!" A Camden native who played basketball at Camden High and at Cherry Hill East, Still is the all-time leader in...

Collier having stellar rookie season for the Minnesota Lynx

Aug. 16, 2019 3:01 AM EDT

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — Napheesa Collier wanted to make her mark as a rookie for the Minnesota Lynx. With nine games left in the regular season, she's done just that, putting herself on the short list of candidates for the WNBA Rookie of the Year award. "It was a goal of mine coming in," Collier said of...

Sam Kerr focused on leading Red Stars to NWSL title

Aug. 15, 2019 7:07 PM EDT

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. (AP) — Sam Kerr sat down on a metal bench after taking a few extra shots after practice. Chicago Red Stars coach Rory Dames poked fun at her competitive streak, and Kerr just laughed it off. If the Aussie star is on her way out of town, it was hard to tell on a picturesque summer afternoon...

Thomas scores 18 points, Sun defeat Mercury 78-71

Aug. 15, 2019 10:43 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Jasmine Thomas scored 18 points and the Connecticut Sun held off the short-handed Phoenix Mercury 78-71 on Wednesday night after giving up almost all of a 20-point lead. After the Mercury, playing without the league's leading scorer Brittney Griner, pulled within 69-66 midway through the...

Ogunbowale scores 35, Wings stop Sparks streak 84-78

Aug. 14, 2019 10:37 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Rookie Arike Ogunbowale scored a career-high 35 points, Glory Johnson added a season-high 20 and the short-handed Dallas Wings ended the Los Angeles Sparks' five-game winning streak 84-78 on Wednesday night. With Kayla Thornton and newcomer Kristine Anigwe suspended because of an...