|1||Tamera Young||F||6-2||170||10/30/86||James Madison||9|
|51||Jessica Breland||F||6-3||170||2/23/88||North Carolina||5|
|HEAD COACH:||Amber Stocks|
|ASST. COACHES:||Carlene Mitchell|
|Carla D. Morrow|
|ATHLETIC TRAINER:||Kelly Schumacher-Raimon|
|8||Carolyn Swords||C||6-6||209||7/19/89||Boston College||5|
|11||Lanay Montgomery||C||6-5||212||9/17/93||West Virginia||R|
|24||Jewell Loyd||G||5-10||148||10/5/93||Notre Dame||2|
|HEAD COACH:||Jenny Boucek|
|ASST. COACHES:||Gary Kloppenburg|
|ATHLETIC TRAINER:||Tom Spencer|
|TEAM DOCTORS:||Dr. Adam Pourcho|
|Dr. Jeff Cary|
Tuesday’s game represents a groundbreaking first in WNBA history. The Storm and Force 10 Hoops have teamed with Planned Parenthood to create Stand With Planned Parenthood. This night is designed to support the organization and the services they provide to 2.5 million people across the United States. The pregame festivities will include a rally on the West Plaza of KeyArena, starting at 5:15 p.m. PDT. There will also be several fundraising efforts, and an online auction featuring game-worn shoes and other Storm memorabilia. The Storm will also donate $5 for every ticket purchased to Planned Parenthood.
During Saturday’s win against the visiting Atlanta Dream, the Storm had each of its five starters score in double figures. Breanna Stewart had a game-high 24, with Crystal Langhorne and her 100 percent shooting clip right behind her with 20 points. Sue Bird registered her eighth game of the year with at least 12 points, and Alysha Clark added 13. Shooting guard Jewell Loyd reached 10 points after scoring six in the fourth quarter. Saturday was the third time this year the Storm accomplished this feat of balanced scoring. On June 13, the Storm lost despite getting 10 or more from each member of the starting five. The other time this achievement happened in 2017 was in Seattle’s June 6 win over the San Antonio Stars.
Dating back to her team’s victory on July 8 against the Los Angeles Sparks, center Crystal Langhorne has made 18 consecutive field goals. After sinking her last four shots in that game, Langhorne has been on fire. The WNBA veteran out of the University of Maryland hit all five shots she took on July 12 vs. Connecticut, then set a Storm record by going 9-for-9 from the field in Saturday’s triumph over the Atlanta Dream. The WNBA record for most consecutive field goals without a miss was set last year by Nneka Ogwumike of the Los Angeles Sparks. Ogwumike made 23 shots in a row during a stretch of play in 2016. Langhorne’s shooting percentage this season is up to 67.3 percent, which is tops in the league. She has shot 54 percent or better in each of her four seasons in a Storm uniform. Over the course of her 10-year career, the former All-Star is a 57 percent shooter.
wo prominent players in this game, Breanna Stewart of Seattle, and Stefanie Dolson of Chicago, were teammates for two years at the University of Connecticut. The duo helped the Huskies capture back-to-back national championships in 2013 and 2014. Their careers overlapped for those two years only, which were Stewart’s freshman and sophomore seasons, and Dolson’s junior and senior campaigns. UConn went 75-4 in those two seasons, including an undefeated season in 2013-14. Both players are listed at 6’4” or taller, but that does not limit them to just post play. Stewart has attempted 83 three pointers this season and made 29 (34.9 percent). She has drilled a three in each of Seattle’s last six games. Dolson has fired away 36 times from deep this season, already setting a new season-high for her. The Sky center has nailed 15 of them, equaling 41.6 percent.
Seattle-based tech startup app, Vermouth, which has pledged a $1 donation to Planned Parenthood for every app download. Founder of Vermouth, Jamien McCullum calls this strategy “apptivism,” the next step in corporate social responsibility: technology companies supporting issues and causes in alignment with shared values. When Vermouth reaches 50,000 downloads, and thus a $50,000 donation to Planned Parenthood, Seattle-based glass-blown candle company and philanthropic influencer, glassybaby, will match the $50,000 donation, netting a $100,000 donation to Planned Parenthood through glassybaby’s white light fund. This marks first time that glassybaby’s white light fund has matched donations.