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Seattle opens season vs. Los Angeles without Lauren Jackson

Published on May 18, 2012

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Los Angeles at Seattle
Friday, May 18, 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT
KeyArena, Seattle
Television: NBA TV, KONG, KDOC

The 16th season of the WNBA begins in Seattle when the Storm hosts the Los Angeles Sparks. Star forward/center Australian Lauren Jackson will be missing from the Storm lineup due to Olympic preparation with her national team.

The Sparks arrive in Seattle with a new coach, former Atlanta assistant Carol Ross, plus a revamped roster with the addition of veterans Nicky Anosike, Alana Beard, Marissa Coleman plus Sharnee’ Zoll and rookie Nneka Ogwumike. The team is still anchored by veterans Candace Parker, DeLisha Milton-Jones and Ebony Hoffman. In the preseason the Sparks won its two games against non-WNBA teams beating national teams from Japan and China. However, they lost by one point on May 13 on the road vs. Seattle. Ogwumike who had 20 points and 11 rebounds against China, then 17 points and six rebounds vs. Japan only scored seven points in the matchup with Seattle.

Hoopfeed.com Los Angeles Season Preview

Seattle played two games during the preseason. They lost on the road on May 11 at Tulsa 86-60, committing a stunning 39 turnovers. Victoria Dunlap led Storm in that game with 13 points and five rebounds. In the game two days later against Los Angeles, rookie Shekinna Stricklen led with 15 points plus four rebounds. Camille Little had 12 points, four rebounds and Tina Thompson scored 11 points and pulled down five rebounds.

Hoopfeed.com Seattle Season Preview

Los Angeles Sparks

NUM PLAYER POS HT WT DOB   FROM YRS
55 Nicky Anosike F-C 6-3 210 02/27/1986   Tennessee 4
0 Alana Beard G-F 5-11 160 05/14/1982   Duke 8
25 Marissa Coleman G-F 6-1 160 01/04/1987   Maryland 3
16 Ebony Hoffman F 6-2 215 08/27/1982   USC 8
42 Jantel Lavender C 6-4 185 11/12/1988   Ohio State 1
8 DeLisha Milton-Jones F 6-1 185 09/11/1974   Florida 13
30 Nneka Ogwumike F 6-2   07/02/1990   Stanford R
3 Candace Parker F 6-4 175 04/19/1986   Tennessee 4
24 April Sykes G-F 6-0   07/30/1990   Rutgers R
20 Kristi Toliver G 5-7 130 01/27/1987   Maryland 3
5 Sharnee’ Zoll G 5-7 148 07/11/1986   Virginia 1

Seattle Storm Roster

NUM PLAYER POS HT WT DOB   FROM YRS
10 Sue Bird G 5-9 149 10/16/1980   Connecticut 10
32 Alysha Clark F 5-10 167 07/07/1987   Middle Tennessee State R
15 Lauren Jackson*
Not with the team
training in Australia for the Olympics
F-C 6-6 187 05/11/1981   Australia 11
34 Victoria Dunlap F 6-1 167 09/19/1989   Kentucky 1
11 Ewelina Kobryn C 6-4 210 05/07/1982   Poland 1
20 Camille Little F 6-2 194 01/18/1985   North Carolina 5
14 Katie Smith G 5-11 181 06/04/1974   Ohio State 13
40 Shekinna Stricklen G-F 6-2 178 07/30/1990   Tennessee R
7 Tina Thompson F 6-2 191 02/10/1975   USC 15
12 Ann Wauters C 6-4 185 10/12/1980   Belgium 7
30 Tanisha Wright G 5-11 171 11/29/1983   Penn State 7

 

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