New York, NY (Sports Network) - Tamika Catchings of the Indiana Fever and Maya
Moore of the Minnesota Lynx were named the WNBA's Eastern and Western
Conference Players of the Week for the period ending August 20.
Both women excelled in their return to WNBA action after they teamed up to
help the U.S. women's basketball team to its fifth straight gold medal at the
2012 London Olympics.
Catchings, the reigning league MVP, led Indiana to a 2-0 mark, recording a
double-double with 14 points and 14 boards in the Fever's first game of the
week against Washington before following with a 17-point, nine-board
performance in a win over Atlanta.
Moore, who garnered WNBA Rookie of the Year honors a season ago while helping
Minnesota to its first championship in franchise history, guided the Lynx to a
2-0 record for the week.
The University of Connecticut product poured in 17 points against Washington
to start the week before a dominating 22-point, 10-rebound effort against
Other candidates for the Player of the Week were Atlanta's Angel McCoughtry,
Chicago's Sylvia Fowles, and Washington's Matee Ajavon in the East, and, in
the West, Los Angeles' Kristi Toliver, San Antonio's Becky Hammon, Seattle's
Tanisha Wright and Tulsa's Glory Johnson.
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