Friday, May 9, 2008

Game Update: Sun trail Houston, 39-33, at half

The Sun have been pushed around inside by the Comets en route to a 39-33 halftime deficit here at Mohegan Sun Arena. Tamika Whitmore missed most of the second quarter after picking up her third foul, though she netted nine of the Sun's 12 points in the first quarter, several on long-range jumpers. With her out, Marcedes Walker, Latasha Byears and Mistie Williams have combined for 18 first-half points.

The Sun's offense has also looked out of sync, even with Lindsay Whalen back in the fold. The point guard, who is celebrating her 26th birthday, did have a pretty lay-up, though, in which, with one hand, faked a pass to the wing and rolled in a lay-up. Danielle Page, who hit a jump shot at the halftime buzzer, imitated the move on the bench to Tamika Raymond, moving her hands around to mimic the point guard's fake. "That's sick," Page said.

Former Rutgers guard Matee Ajavon leads all Houston players with nine points, hitting 4-of-7 shots.

A note: Three WNBA teams have scouts here, including the New York Liberty (with three) and the Atlanta Dream, who'll be here next Saturday for the regular-season opener.

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