Friday night in the WNBA

  • By Aaron Lommers Herald Writer
  • Saturday, September 3, 2011 2:54am
  • Sports

The Atlanta Dream moved one step closer to clinching a playoff spot on Friday with a 95-73 victory over the Washington Mystics.

Armentie Price scored 19 points to lead the Dream (17-14). Jasmine Thomas also scored 19 to lead the Mystics (6-25).

The New York Liberty clinched a playoff berth with a 78-62 victory over the Minnesota Lynx.

Leilani Mitchell scored 24 points to lead the Liberty (18-13). Seimone Augustus scored 17 to lead the Lynx (24-7).

The Connecticut Sun beat the Indiana Fever 83-55 to move within a half game of the Fever for first place in the Eastern Conference.

Tina Charles recorded the fifth triple-double in WNBA history, scoring 10 points, grabbing 16 rebounds and dishing out 10 assists to lead the Sun (19-12). Katie Douglas led the Fever (19-11) with 12.

In Friday’s other game, the Seattle Storm (18-13) beat the Tulsa Shock (3-27) 78-72 to move into sole possession of second place in the Western Conference with just three games to play in the regular season.

The Storm face the San Antonio Silver Stars in San Antonio tonight, while the third place Phoenix Mercury play the Los Angeles Sparks as the two teams continue to battled for the No.2 seed.

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