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Griner Breaks WNBA Record with 11 Blocks

Griner Breaks WNBA Record with 11 Blocks

Christian Petersen/Getty Images(TULSA, Okla.) — Brittney Griner blocked 11 shots, a WNBA record, while adding 21 points in an 80-77 win for the Phoenix Mercury over the Tulsa Shock on Sunday night. The previous record of 10 was held by both Lisa Leslie (2004) and Margo Dydek (2001).

“I knew I had a couple of blocks, but I didn’t know how many,” said Griner. “To do that is pretty big, now I guess I have to try to beat it.”

Phoenix (10-3) has now won seven of its last nine games, following a loss to Tulsa back on June 6. The back-and-forth game went down to the final possession with the Shock (6-9) trailing by three. Skylar Diggins threw up a contested shot that bounced off the rim where the Mercury were able to grab the rebound and hold on to the win.

All five starters scored in double figures for Phoenix while Tulsa was led by three different players, including Diggins, with 16 points.

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Phoenix Mercury Draft Brittney Griner With Top Overall Pick

Phoenix Mercury Draft Brittney Griner With Top Overall Pick

Justin Edmonds/Getty Images (BRISTOL, Conn.) –  After an illustrious collegiate career, Brittney Griner is ready to conquer the next level.
The former Baylor star was selected with the first overall pick in the 2013 WNBA Draft by the Phoenix Merc…

Women In the NBA? One Day, Says Miami Heat’s Shane Battier

Women In the NBA? One Day, Says Miami Heat’s Shane Battier

NBA via Miami Heat(NEW YORK) — For now, Miami Heat forward Shane Battier is busy trying to win a second NBA title for the team in as many years, but he thinks one day there will be a woman in the NBA.Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban made headlines th…

Mark Cuban Says He’d Consider Drafting Brittney Griner

Mark Cuban Says He’d Consider Drafting Brittney Griner

Justin Edmonds/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — Brittney Griner is the most dominant women’s college basketball player in years, and now Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has come out and said he would consider drafting Griner.”If she is the best on the bo…

Top-Ranked Baylor Stunned By Louisville, 82-81

Top-Ranked Baylor Stunned By Louisville, 82-81

Mitchell Layton/Getty Images(OKLAHOMA CITY) –  Louisville pulled off one of the greatest upsets in Women’s NCAA basketball tournament history Sunday night.
Monique Reid hit two free-throws with 2.6 seconds left and (5) Louisville stunned top-seed…

Brittney Griner Breaks Wrist Longboarding

Brittney Griner Breaks Wrist Longboarding

Justin Edmonds/Getty Images(Waco, Texas) — The Lady Baylor Bears center Brittney Griner is recovering from a broken wrist that she sustained while longboarding. She will reportedly be in a cast for up to four weeks.
The two-time All America center and…

Baylor Wins Championship, Becomes First Team to Finish 40-0

Baylor Wins Championship, Becomes First Team to Finish 40-0

Doug Pensinger/Getty Images(DENVER) — The Baylor women’s basketball team made history Tuesday night.  It defeated Notre Dame 80-61, winning the national championship and becoming the first team in NCAA history to go 40-0. 
Baylor was led by …

Baylor Shuts Down Stanford, 59-47

Baylor Shuts Down Stanford, 59-47

Doug Pensinger/Getty Images(DENVER) — Stanford found a way to keep Baylor (39-0) star Brittney Griner quiet, but that still wasn’t enough to send them to the national title game on Tuesday night.
The Bears were able to rally around Griner hitting big …

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