Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Sun to take on Washington

It's getting closer to the opening tip so here are some quick notes on tonight's match-up with the Washington Mystics:

Though Sun coach Mike Thibault said Le'Coe Willingham probably wouldn't start tonight's game in place of Nykesha Sales (ankle), she is penciled in as a probable starter. Willingham provided a strong inside presence on Saturday, though she saw most of her minutes in the first half and the third quarter.

Katie Douglas should get the assignment of covering Washington's Alana Beard tonight. Beard (18.4 points per game) will not shy from pulling up from the outside -- she leads the team in three-point attempts with 58 -- but she'll take it the hoop when called upon. She is a pretty complete offensive threat, but may be even deadlier on defense. She's been named to the WNBA All-Defensive team the last three years.

Check back around 8 p.m. for a halftime update.

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