The Girls of Indiana, our Indiana Fever, are on an impressive winning streak. Not only have they won four games in a row, but their last two wins have been over their biggest nemesis - the Detroit Shock!
I had this game marked on my calendar only because it's Father's Day. And as crazy as it sounds, I wanted a Fever win to round out this day. Going into the half, I didn't think my girls would pull it off after being down by 17. But they had a gut check after their first timeout to start the 2nd-half and from their they put the pressure on.
Except for Davenport who played just over a minute, everyone else who saw playing time contributed exceptionally well on both ends of the ball. Catchings had very active hands and got a few steals. She even came back after tweaking her ankle late in the game. Sutton-Brown (my cutie pie ) had one very impressive block to go with three consecutive baskets from the field not to mention some impressive scoring underneath in the 4Q. And Katie Dougles finally caught fire in the 4Q lighting it up from downtown. But the biggest contributors on the night were Tally and Dixon.
Tally started a 17-2 come from behind rally for the Fever scoring 8 straight points - two were 3 pointers! The Shock keep leaving her wide open out there and she finally started making them pay. Once they began to defend her, Lynn Dunn did the smart thing and went with Dixon who I am knicknaming "Handles" because the girl has great ball handling skills. She was excellent at driving inside the lanes and kicking the ball out. On one play she got deep inside the interior and kicked the ball out to Catchings the way you'd expect from her male counterparts. Catchings then made the Shock pay by draining the 3-ball. It was something for the highlight reels...definitely the play of the game for sure!
Ultimately, the Fever doubled the Shock's scoring in the 2nd-half going 45-22. Final score: 82-70, Fever. Defense was the name of this game, and my girls had plenty of it.
Very Well Done, girls. You made my Father's Day complete.