The WNBA careers of Lorin Dixon and Tiffany Hayes began Saturday when theAtlanta Dream defeated Tulsa Shock,91-89.
Dixon, who did not play last season after graduating with Maya Moore, played 9 minutes, 15 seconds for the Shock. She missed her only shot (a three) and had two rebounds, one assist. She is trying to make the team as a free agent.
Hayes, the first pick of the Dream on April 16, was credited with 2:33 and one assist.
There was a report that Hayes missed the game with a broken nose. But the WNBA confirmed that she did play with a mask protecting her.
Former UConn and Connecticut Sun guard Ketia Swanier had five points, six assists and four turnovers in 19:12 for the Dream.