Aussies in WNBA: Mitchell stars for Phoenix
Our Aussies in WNBA this week revolves around all things Leilani Mitchell, who has put in a string of solid efforts to help the Mercury to three great wins.
Leilani Mitchell put in a phenomenal effort to help the Phoenix Mercury claim a 92-77 point win over the San Antonio Stars. Mitchell was on fire with 15 points, which included 3-3 triple pointers alongside 3 rebounds and 5 assists. Steph Talbot was also instrumental with 7 points and 3 assists.
Continuing their good form, the Mercury claimed another win against New York at a healthy 81-69 points. Mitchell kept up her own form, producing 8 points for the Mercury to help them get over the line. Talbot had 2 points and 5 rebounds as she kept up her reliable form as well. For New York, our Aussie Bec Allen was able to make 2 points and 1 rebound.
For the hat trick, Phoenix made it three in a row with a close 5 point win over the Atlanta Dream at 89-84. Mitchell was again one of the standouts of Phoenix with 13 points, 3 rebounds and 5 assists. Talbot had 2 points and 2 rebounds as well.
Seattle Storm had a massive win over the LA Sparks at 81-69. Breanna Stewart was in another league, scoring a massive 27 points for the Storm to take home the win. Sami Whitcomb wasn’t able to make much of an impact in her time on the court.
The Storm weren’t able to continue their winning form as they came up against Connecticut and lost 83-79. The Sun have continued to show their depth this season and are playing like true contenders. Whitcomb had 3 points for this game.
The Phoenix Mercury paid tribute to one of their own, and Australia’s all time great in Penny Taylor by retiring her No.13 jersey.
Check out some of Penny’s career highlights here: