Home Page
News & Updates
Sponsors
Links
 


Sports Commentary



Game Recaps



Pro Wrestling Results



Book Store



Other Mechandise



Staff Bios



M.C.W. Wrestling



M.C.W. Softball



Did You Know?



Retro Columns




DREAM DOWN DETROIT.....Atlanta 96, SHOCK 86, F 6/26/09
Posted on: 06-26-2009

E-mail to a Friend

>>caption:  ZELLOUS WAS NEAR-
PERFECT AT THE CHARITY STRIPE<<

@ ATLANTA, GA:

    A record-setting performance
at the free throw line wasn't enough
to snap the Shock losing skid and
Detroit was defeated 96-86 Friday
night at Atlanta.
    The Shock lost their fourth in a
row, their first ever against Atlanta
and dropped to 1-5 on the WNBA
season.
    Rookie GD Shavonte Zellous made
17-of-19 foul shots and scored 15 of
Detroit's 32-P in the 2nd-Qtr to keep her club close 50-49 at the half. However,
when Atlanta doubled-up Detroit 24-12 in the 3rd-Qtr it set the stage for a
20-P Dream margin in the 4th-Qtr before a cruise to the finish.
    Zellous scored a team-high 25-P and broke or tied five different franchise
free throw records in the process. The only Shock charity stripe mark Zellous
didn't earn was the 21-FT attempts by Swin Cash in a 2002 overtime game.
    Atlanta out-shot Detroit 56.1% (37-of-66) to 31.1% (23-of-74) from the field
in the easy win, even though the Dream's 17 made free throws were as many as
Zellous had all by herself.
    Chamique Holdsclaw was game-high for the Dream with 28-P and Erika Desouza
added 20-P. Sancho Lyttle had 12-P and Iziane Castro Marques 11-P for Atlanta.
Nikki Teasley (7-P) grabbed a game-high 11-RB.
    Supporting Zellous' efforts for Detroit were Katie Smith with 20-P, Taj McWilliams
with 13-P and Cheryl Ford with 11-P (her best output since coming off the injured
list). Detroit sparkplug Deanna Nolan had just 4-P on a horrid 2-for-14 shooting night.

QUOTEBOOK...

SHOCK GD SHAVONTE ZELLOUS:   "I was just confident and I know my role on the team.
I was attacking the basket well and I was capable of going to the free throw line and
knocking down the shots. We had open looks but we couldn’t knock them down.”


                                                                 ###  

   
   

   

[ Return to Home ] [ More Game Recaps... ]


Copyright 2020 Detroit Sports MCW - Web Development by OLC, Inc. [ Admin ]