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New York Liberty Forward Tina Charles Named WNBA Eastern Conference Player of the Week

May 23, 2016 - NEW YORK - Tina Charles of the New York Liberty and Maya Moore of the Minnesota Lynx were named the WNBA's Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played May 14 through May 22. Charles earned the Player of the Week honor for the 15th time in her seven-year career. The 2012 WNBA Most Valuable Player and four-time All-Star helped New York win two of its first three games this season. The former University of Connecticut standout led the WNBA in rebounding (12.7 rpg) and among Eastern Con... Full Story

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Lynx Forward Maya Moore Named Western Conference Player of the Week

May 23, 2016 - MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL - The WNBA today named Minnesota Lynx forward Maya Moore the Western Conference Player of the Week for games played May 14 through May 22. The Player of the Week award is Moore's first of the season and the 15th of her career. Opening the season with a 3-0 record to remain one of two unbeaten teams alongside Los Angeles, Moore led the Lynx in assists in all three wins and was the team's top scorer twice and leading rebounder once. The sixth-year pro from the University of Connecticut tallied 16 of ... Full Story

Lightning Defeat Express, Lead Series 3-2

May 21, 2016 - (LONDON, Ontario) - Saturday night, in front of 6,626 fans at Budweiser Gardens, the London Lightning defeated the Windsor Express 108-98. The Lightning now lead the Express 3-2 in the best of seven playoff series. Akeem Scott scored 22 points, seven assists and three steals. Warren Ward also scored 22 points. Stephen Maxwell recorded another double-double with 21 points and 18 rebounds. Akeem Wright and Ed Horton both had 12 points. The Lightning will now travel to Windsor on Friday, May 27 to play game six against... Full Story

Hurricanes Defeat Mill Rats and Advance to Finals

May 21, 2016 - Halifax, (NS) - Halifax Hurricanes Basketball Club defeated the Saint John Mill Rats 109-80 in game four of the Atlantic Conference Championships, at the Harbour Station. Hurricanes sweep the Mill Rats in the 7 game series 4-0, and advance to the Finals. Hurricanes led the Mill Rats 26-19 at the end of the first quarter. In the second quarter the Hurricanes outscored the Mill Rats 25-21, and the Hurricanes lead 51-40 at halftime. In the third quarter the Hurricanes outscored the Mill Rats 29-20. The Hurricanes outscored t... Full Story

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