Thursday, July 26, 2007

Sun host New York tonight

The Sun and Liberty renew their rivalry at 7 p.m. tonight. As expected, Nykesha Sales is out of the starting lineup as she still recovers from a mild concussion. Here are the full starting fives for both teams:

Connecticut Sun (12-12):
Forward – Asjha Jones
Forward – Evina Maltsi
Center – Margo Dydek
Guard – Katie Douglas
Guard – Lindsay Whalen

New York Liberty (10-12):
Forward –Shameka Christon
Forward – Catherine Kraayeveld
Center – Janel McCarville
Guard – Loree Moore
Guard – Erin Thorn

Some notes:
(1) The Sun jumped out to 17-0 lead on the Liberty last time at Mohegan Sun Arena, but New York switched to a zone defense and the Sun, then struggling to hit shots from the outside, made just eight of 24 3-pointers. Connecticut also made what was then a season-high 23 turnovers.

But the Sun have vastly improved in that department. In the first four games of their homestand, they’ve committed nine, 10, 14 and 10, respectively, for an average of 10.8 per game. Not bad.

Check the home page of for updates at halftime (around 8 p.m.) and following the game.

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