Saturday, May 31, 2008

Scouting Sun-Sky

Here is the Scout Box for Sunday's Sun-Chicago Sky match-up (5 p.m., UIC Pavilion).

5 p.m., today
UIC Pavilion, Chicago

Records: Connecticut 4-1; Chicago 1-2.
Last game: Connecticut beat New York, 89-84, on Friday; Chicago lost to Minnesota, 75-69, on Thursday.
Next game: Connecticut hosts Minnesota Friday; Chicago hosts Los Angeles Tuesday.
TV/Internet: None/
Series: The Sun lead the all-time series, 6-1, and they have never lost at Chicago (4-0). Connecticut won the season series, 3-1, last year.
Injuries: Connecticut—Kamesha Hairston (out, recovering from surgery to repair torn meniscus). Chicago—None reported.
Scouting report: Chicago is coming off a loss to Minnesota in which coach Steve Key criticized his team’s lack of focus. “Mentally, we weren’t prepared,” Key told the Chicago Tribune. “Not remembering what we said at a timeout. Not remembering where we’re supposed to go in a timely fashion. … If we can't remember what to do at the right time, we’re going to have these mistakes.” … The Sun are averaging 17.7 turnovers a game in their last four contests and committed 19 Friday against New York. … Chicago’s Candice Dupree averaged 19.8 points in four games against the Sun last year. She scored 28 in the Sky’s only win over Connecticut, an 87-74 drubbing at Mohegan Sun Arena. … Asjha Jones scored 20.8 points per game in four contests last year against Chicago. In that same loss to the Sky, she netted 22. … Lindsay Whalen sits third all-time in franchise history with 675 assists and is primed to pass Nykesha Sales (683). Shannon Johnson owns the franchise record with 737. Whalen is averaging 6.6 assists per game this season, and is playing with a sore right Achilles' tendon. … Sun guard Jamie Carey was recently named the head coach of Legacy High School in Colorado, and her father Mike will serve as an assistant. Legacy competes in the same conference as Horizon High School, where Carey earned national Player of the Year honors in 1999.

13 G Lindsay Whalen 14.8
33 G Jolene Anderson 8.0
1 F Amber Holt 6.0
15 F Asjha Jones 13.2
00 C Tamika Whitmore 14.4

Connecticut reserves
22 Barbara Turner 9.6
10 Jamie Carey 4.6
41 Kerri Gardin 4.0

22 G Armintie Price 12.0
11 G Jia Perkins 9.3
4 F Candice Dupree 13.7
3 F Dominique Canty 9.3
34 C Sylvia Fowles 11.0

Chicago reserves
44 Chasity Melvin 7.7
21 Brooke Wyckoff 3.7
32 K.B. Sharp 3.0

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