The offseason is just so slow....Tanisha Wright is blogging over at WNBA.com about her return to school.
I loved Danny Fortson's off-court "nice guy" image and on-court enforcer mentality for the Sonics last season. His blatantly ignorant homophobia has changed my perspective, however, and now I am going to root for the goofy rookie Johan Petro to get more minutes this season. I know Danny's religious beliefs may color his opinion, but his commentary to the Seattle PI was quite frankly moronic. Perhaps it will endear him further to any gay members of the NBA officials squad, an organization that already showers him with whistles whenever he is on the floor.
JB put up solid numbers in FIBA play. She had 18 points, 9 rebounds and 3 blocked shots against Nicole Ohlde's (of the Minnesota Lynx) Dexia Namur team following up her 10 point 6 rebound game against USO last week. Sheri Sam did not play this week. Sacramento reserve forward Rebekkah Brunson plays for Dexia as well.
Vodo is displaying some diversity for Moscow Dynamo. She had 6 points and 13 rebounds against Lietuvos featuring Connecticut Sun players Katie Douglas and Jennifer Derevjanik and 12 points with 6 assists vs. USVO featuring the Indiana Fever's Kelly Miller. Tammy Sutton Brown of Charlotte Sting plays with Kamila and Vodo on Dynamo. Sue Bird has not yet joined the team.
Suzy is playing well for her team also. She followed up her 9 point, 9 rebound performance against Famila with a 16 point, 7 rebound, 3 block performance against MKB featuring Nikki Teasley of the LA Sparks.
LJ's Capitals broke their losing streak earning their second victory since LJ went down with injury. They were led by the 24 points of Alana Beard, along with Jenny Whittle's 10 points, 15 rebounds and 5 block shots. Between the two of them they are trying to make up for LJ, but that is a tough role to fill. Tully was a defensive force, adding 6 steals to her 6 point, 4 rebound, 2 assist performance. The Rangers were led by Jacinta Hamilton (15) and Carly Wilson (13). The Capitals will need to find some additional scoring if they want to survive against the high scoring Dandenong, Townesville and Bulleen teams.
Finally, Francesca Zara is charging forward for Napoli with 10 points and 8 assists against Phoenix Mercury player, Anna DeForge and Wisla Can-Pack and 13 points, 5 assists and 2 steals against Kelly Miller and USVO. She had 7 turnovers in her first game but only 3 in her second. Alicia Thompson had 3 points and 3 rebounds in the win over Wisla and chipped in 2 points in the loss to USVO.