Tuesday, August 7, 2007

It's not a job, it's her career

If it wasn’t already apparent, Katie Douglas is having another stellar season with the Sun. But more so, it’s turning into one of her best. Entering tonight’s game with Sacramento, Douglas has already set a new single-season high for assists (109), she’s scored 20 or more points 10 times and she’s on the verge of posting career bests in several other categories.

Here’s the rundown of what she needs, with her current season high in parenthesis:
* Four more to set a new high in offensive rebounds (45)
* Five more for total rebounds (135)
* Six more for defensive rebounds (95)
* Seven more for steals (62)
* Twenty more for made 3-pointers (73)
* Her 17.9 scoring average is also on pace to surpass her previous career best of 16.4

The Sun and Sacramento Monarchs kick-off their final regular season match-up shortly. As it’s been the last few years, this is a preview of a possible WNBA finals showdown, as both teams currently sit in third in their respective conferences. Here are tonight’s starting lineups:

Connecticut (16-12)
Forward – Asjha Jones
Forward – Nykesha Sales
Center – Margo Dydek
Guard – Lindsay Whalen
Guard – Katie Douglas

Sacramento (16-11)
Forward – Rebekkah Brunson
Forward – Nicole Powell
Center – Yolanda Griffith
Guard – Chelsea Newton
Guard – Ticha Penicheiro

Sacramento can clinch a playoff berth tonight with either a win or a Los Angeles loss. Check the front page of NorwichBulletin.com for updates at halftime (around 8 p.m.) and following the game.

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