Aussies in WNBA: Taylor sidelined by injury
|Jul 7, 2016|
The Los Angeles Sparks have continued their surge as the team on the top of the table in this WNBA season, sitting pretty with a 16-1 record. Minnesota’s rough patch of losses has ended, securing wins over the San Antonio Stars and Chicago Sky. Rebecca Allen and her New York Liberty are also continuing their dominance in the league, with Tina Charles in fine form and leading the way.
With the combination of Candace Parker and Nneka Ogwumike, the Sparks don't look like dropping a game at all after their one hiccup against the Lynx earlier.
Ogwumike recorded a career high 38 points, 11 rebounds and 5 blocks in the Sparks win over the Atlanta Dream earlier in the week.
Bigs are in form
The WNBA forwards and centers have been lighting it up this round, with the likes of Brittney Griner and Elena Delle Donne dominating over the past week.
Griner registered one of the most insane displays we’ve seen this season, as she recorded the 6th triple-double in WNBA history in the Mercury’s win over Atlanta. In an out-of-this-world display, Griner finished with 27 points, 10 rebounds and 10 blocks.
Delle Donne has been superb all week too, amassing 38 points and 10 rebounds in Chicago’s loss to Minnesota on Tuesday. Delle Donne also registered another double-double earlier in the week against Washington, leading the Sky with 28 points and 11 rebounds to win by 2 points.
It’s been a quiet week for our Aussies in the WNBA, with Mercury star Penny Taylor missing out on this week’s games with a hip contusion.
Erin Phillips had a solid display in Dallas’ 83-78 win over Seattle, with 6 points, 1 assist and 1 rebound. Dallas were also able to secure a huge win over Phoenix by 3 points at their home court on Tuesday.
Rebecca Allen’s New York Liberty have been flying high and are coming off some solid wins over the Atlanta Dream and Phoenix.
Jenna O’Hea and Abby Bishop’s Seattle Storm faced a tough loss on Tuesday against Atlanta, which now puts them in 5th place on the Western Conference standings. O’Hea had a solid game, with nearly 20 minutes on the court she registered 6 points, 4 rebounds, 1 assist and 1 block.