Here is a release from the WNBA on the selection of Tina Charles of the Connecticut Sun as the Eastern Conference Player of the Month.
Candace Parker of the Los Angeles Sparks wins the award for the West.
What else do they have in common: Yep, they are on the Olympic team. But if you’ve been paying attention, you already know this (smile).
Tina Charles of the Connecticut Sun and Candace
Parker of the of the Los Angeles Sparks, were named the WNBA’s Eastern and
Western Conference Players of the Month for games played through July 13, when the league officially began its break for the 2012 Olympic Games.
For Charles, the WNBA Eastern Conference Player of the Month award is her second straight award. In leading the Sun to a
5-1 record in July, Charles paced the conference in rebounds (11.2 rpg),
was second in minutes (35.7 mpg), and fourth in scoring (19.0 ppg). The
2010 WNBA Rookie of the Year and 2011 All-WNBA First Team selection
recorded a double-double in four-of-six contests, scoring at least 19
points three times and pulling down at least 13 rebounds an equal number of
times. She also helped Connecticut reach the break with 15-4 record, tied
with the Minnesota Lynx for the best overall mark in the league.
Highlights of Charles’ month included:
· Earned back-to-back WNBA Eastern Conference Player of the Week
presented by Boost Mobile honors.
· In her final game before the break, recorded her 12th
double-double of the season as the Sun earned its fifth straight win behind
Charles’ 25 points and 13 boards at Chicago. Tallied 12 points and eight
boards in the second half, rallying Connecticut from a 13-point
fourth-quarter deficit for an 80-78 victory.
· Scored 24 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in an 86-75 win over
Tulsa on July 6.
· On the strength of her fourth straight double-double, helped the
Sun hand Minnesota its first home loss of the season. Her 19-point,
15-rebound effort keyed the 86-80 win July 7.
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