New York, NY (Sports Network) - Angel McCoughtry of the Atlanta Dream earned
her second consecutive WNBA Eastern Conference Player of the Week award for
games played from June 17-23, with Glory Johnson of the Tulsa Shock claiming
the honor for the Western Conference.
McCoughtry tied the highest single-game scoring total in the WNBA this season
with a 34-point effort that led the Dream to a one-point road win over
Connecticut on Sunday. The fifth-year pro hit on 14 field goal attempts while
adding five rebounds and three steals in the victory, which improved Atlanta
to 7-1 on the campaign.
McCoughtry has now won three of the four Eastern Conference Player of the Week
awards handed out this season.
Johnson became the first Shock player in the franchise's four-year history to
win the West's award after averaging 17.3 points and 10.0 rebounds while
posting a pair of double-doubles in three games. She put up 24 points and
eight rebounds in Tulsa's 88-79 loss at Minnesota on Sunday.
Others considered for the awards included Chicago's Epiphanny Prince, Lindsey
Harding and Nneka Ogwumike of Los Angeles, Minnesota's Maya Moore, Phoenix's
Diana Taurasi, San Antonio's Danielle Robinson and Seattle's Tina Thompson.
The Sports Network