Charles Is Eastern Conference Player Of The Week

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Tina Charles of the Connecticut Sun and Elizabeth Cambage of the Tulsa Shock have been named the WNBA’s Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week.

Charles averaged 13.0 rebounds and 21.5 points last week to win the 10th Player of the Week award of her career.

  On Aug. 1, Charles scored a game-high 22 points and added 12 rebounds in Connecticut’s come-from-behind victory over Indiana.  The Sun trailed by as many as 16 late in the third quarter but came out on top, 70-64.

 Two days later against New York, Charles became the fastest player in league history to pull down 1,300 rebounds, accomplishing the feat in 119 games. The previous mark for fewest games to 1,300 rebounds was held by Sacramento’s Yolanda Griffith, who did so in 126 games.  Charles scored 21 points and grabbed 14 rebounds in the 88-66 win over the Liberty to collect her 76th career double-double, tying her for fourth all-time with Seattle’s Lauren Jackson.


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