Trio of former UConn greats leading social justice charge
Montgomery and Tiffany Hayes appreciated what former UConn teammate Maya Moore was doing when the All-Star forward stepped away from basketball two years ago to focus on criminal justice reform. UConn coach Geno Auriemma has been impressed by what many of his former players are accomplishing off the court. They were following who they are.Montgomery and Hayes smiled at the thought that a dozen years ago the UConn players had any aspirations of being social activists. Both Hayes and Montgomery loved seeing Auriemma and his wife and family at a protest in his community last month. I knew my mind wasnt there, my heart wasnt there, Montgomery said.
WNBA: Indiana Fever face struggling Atlanta Dream
In the lone game of WNBA action, the Indiana Fever will take on the Atlanta Dream. The last time these teams met on July 19, the Atlanta Dream beat the Fever 88-78. For the Dream, Tiffany Hayes, Renee Montgomery and Elizabeth Williams must preform well in order for the Atlanta squad to get a win. For the Fever, they will need Erica Wheeler, Candice Dupree and Kelsey Mitchell to preform but they must be efficient. They must shoot better than 27 percent which is less than average for a WNBA team.
WNBA: Mystics face Fever; Aces take on Storm; Dream battle Sun
Washington Mystics vs. Indiana Fever Preview (7 p.m. EST tip-off)Coming off three straight losses, the Mystics are looking for some firepower without All-Star Elena Delle Donne, who has a broken nose. Sitting at second in the Eastern Conference, the Mystics are battling the Indiana Fever, who are coming off three straight loses of their own. The Mystics will look to Ariel Atkins, who had 14 points, three rebounds and three blocks against the Aces on July 13. Sitting at last in the Eastern Conference the Dream are looking to breathe in some life into their season. Las Vegas Aces vs. Seattle Storm Preview (10 p.m. EST tip-off)Two of the WNBA's hottest teams are set to face off when the Seattle Storm host the league-leading Las Vegas Aces on Friday.