The Preseason began with the Dream playing Tulsa. The Final score was Dream 72 and Shock 58. It seemed as though these teams were going to exchange the lead after the first quarter but the Dream lead in all 4 quarters and eventually took the game from the Shock. Courtney Clements, a rookie from San Diego State, led her team with 18 points. Aneika Henry led her team with 11 rebounds. Kayla Pederson led her team with 11 points and Courtney Paris led her team with 9 rebounds.
The reigning champs, the Indiana Fever, took on the San Antonio Silver Stars. Catchings led her team with 17 points and 6 rebounds. The reigning MVP seems to want another MVP season. Jia Perkins had a huge game for her team scoring 14 points while Julie Wojta grabbed 7 rebounds. This game was a great first game for these two teams and it will prove to be a good season for them both.
The Liberty and the Sun were the next to face off. The Sun beat the Liberty 83-74. Kamiko Williams, rookie form Tennessee, was the leading scorer racking up 12 points. Allison Hightower led her team with 12 points as well. The Liberty tried to come back in the 4th quarter put their push wasn’t successful.
The Seattle Storm edged out the Los Angeles Sparks winning their game 67-66. Noelle Quinn had a good first preseason game with the Storm leading her team with 7 rebounds. Tina Thompson tied the game high by scoring 8 points. Ebony Hoffman also scored 8 points to lead the Sparks. Paola Ferrari, a rookie from Abilene Christian, had 6 rebounds for the Sparks. These 2 teams will meet again 4 times this season.