Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Tribe's WNBA Basketball Team Resumes Play Thursday At Indiana

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Updated with note on team signing former UConn star

The Connecticut Sun basketball team will resume its schedule Thursday night at Indiana after breaking for about a month so that league players could attend the Olympics.

Connecticut Sun currently leads the Eastern Conference, a half-game ahead of second place New York. Indiana is in fourth place in the Eastern Conference, trailing the Connecticut Sun by four games.

The Connecticut Sun will play again on Friday at Atlanta and will play Seattle at home in the Mohegan Sun Arena on Sunday. Sunday's home game will be televised on ABC.

The Connecticut Sun signed former University of Connecticut star Svetlana Abrosimova to play for the rest of the season. Abrosimova will join the Connecticut Sun when the team plays Friday against Atlanta. Abrosimova was previously with the WNBA's Minnesota Lynx but did not play this season because she wanted to spend the time to practice on the Russian Olympic team. She averaged 7.4 points and 6.6 rebounds during the Olympic games.