New York, NY (Sports Network) - Atlanta Dream forward Angel McCoughtry and
Seattle Storm guard Katie Smith have been named the WNBA's Eastern and
Western Conference players of the week, respectively, for the final week of
the regular season.
McCoughtry took her fourth weekly award this season after leading her club to
a 2-0 record last week and helping Atlanta secure an Eastern Conference
playoff berth. She recorded league-high averages of 33.5 points and 3.0 blocks
per contest, and with that scoring burst, finished less than a tenth of a
point behind league scoring champion Diana Taurasi of Phoenix.
Smith's efforts were rewarded by earning her first weekly award this season,
aiding Seattle in grabbing the West's second seed, as the Storm also won both
of its games. She placed third in points per game in the conference (21.5) and
three-point percentage (.714), and managed to record her 6,000th career point
in an 81-70 victory over Chicago this past Sunday.
Other candidates for the weekly honors included Tina Charles of
Connecticut, Taurasi, Liz Cambage from Tulsa and San Antonio's Becky Hammon.
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