Thursday, September 18, 2008

Tribe's WNBA Basketball Team Loses Playoff Opener To N.Y.; Must Win Next Two Games To Advance

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The Connecticut Sun lost to New York tonight in the team's first playoff game this season by a score of 72-63 at Madison Square Garden.

The Connecticut Sun must win the next two games against New York to advance to the next round of the playoffs.

The next two games in the best-of-three series are on Saturday (7 p.m.)and Monday (7 p.m.). Both games will be at the Mohegan Sun Arena unless New York wins on Saturday, in which case New York will win the series and the third game will not be played.

Points tonight by Sun players: Whitmore 16, Jones 11, Abrosimova 8, Whalen 6, Turner 6, Phillips 6, Raymond 4, Gardin 2, Holt 2, Gruda 2. Whalen led the Sun team in assists with 6, no other Sun player had more than 1 assist. Jones and Whitmore led the Sun team in rebounds with 6 each.