New York, NY (Sports Network) - Angel McCoughtry of the Atlanta Dream and
Sophia Young of the San Antonio Silver Stars have been named the WNBA's
Eastern and Western Conference players of the week, respectively, for games
played June 25-July 1.
McCoughtry, who earned her seventh career weekly honor, led the Dream to a 2-1
record last week. She paced the conference in scoring (22.3 ppg) and was tied
for second in blocks (1.67 bpg). The fourth-year pro had at least 20 points in
each game to run her streak of consecutive games with 20-or-more points to
Young took home her first weekly award this season and the second of her
career. She averaged 22.5 points and 7.5 rebounds while leading the Silver
Stars to a 2-0 record last week.
Other candidates for the weekly award were Chicago's Sylvia Fowles,
Connecticut's Asjha Jones, and Washington's Crystal Langhorne in the East,
and, in the West, Minnesota's Rebekkah Brunson, Phoenix's DeWanna Bonner, and
Seattle's Sue Bird.
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