The Indiana Fever extended their winning streak to nine games last night with a sound 83-54 victory over the Chicago Skye. It's the longest run of wins for the team in their WNBA history and comes in a week full of accolades.
Tammy Sutton-Brown of the Indiana Fever was named the WNBA Eastern Conference Player of the Week, respectively, for games played Monday, June 29 through Sunday, July 5. It was the second Player of the Week award for Sutton-Brown, who averaged 18.0 points on 52.0 percent (13-25) shooting, 11.5 rebounds and 3.0 blocks for the week.
In Sunday's win over the Dream, Sutton-Brown scored a season-high 22 points including seven in the team's 8-0 run to open the fourth quarter which gave Indiana the lead for good.
Against the Connecticut Sun, she recorded season highs in blocked shots (five), rebounds (14) and defensive rebounds (12). Her 14 rebounds, paired with her 14 points, marked her second double-double of the season. She went 10-10 over both games from the free-throw line after entering the week as a 75.0 percent (18-24) free-throw shooter.
Sutton-Brown has been selected to two All-Star teams over her nine-year WNBA career. She's fifth among all-time league leaders in blocked shots (412) and has scored over 2,700 points and collected over 1,500 rebounds in her career. This season, she's averaging 10.4 points per game and a career-high 7.4 rebounds.
Additionally, the WNBA today announced this week that the head coaches for the 2009 WNBA All-Star Game will be Dan Hughes of the San Antonio Silver Stars and Lin Dunn of the Indiana Fever.
Hughes will lead the Western Conference All-Star squad and Dunn will be at the helm of the Eastern Conference team. This will be the first time either coach has earned the honor. The 2009 WNBA All-Star Game will be played on Saturday, July 25 at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn.
The Indiana Fever have two home games this week: Wednesday, July 15, against Chicago and Friday, July 17 against Atlanta. Check out www.wnba.com/fever for more info.