Monday, July 16, 2007

All-Star tidbit: Douglas falls in first round of Shootout

A note from All-Star Sunday that didn’t make it into today’s story:

Katie Douglas, last year’s runner-up in the WNBA Three-Point Shootout and this year’s first participant to shoot, didn’t make it out of the first round of the competition Sunday despite tallying 19 points. In last year’s inaugural event, 19 was the highest one-round total of the day.

Washington’s Laurie Koehn (23 points in the first round) compiled 20 in the finals to edge out Phoenix teammates Diana Taurasi (16 points) and Penny Taylor (19).

“I had the disadvantage of going first. I don’t know how I get runner-up last year and have to go first this year,” Douglas joked, according to

Check out tomorrow’s Bulletin for the advance story on the Sun’s match-up with the Minnesota Lynx on Tuesday at Mohegan Sun Arena (7:30 p.m., ESPN2).

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