New York, NY (Sports Network) - Chicago Sky forward Sylvia Fowles and Los
Angeles Sparks guard Kristi Toliver have been selected as the WNBA Eastern and
Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played from
Fowles earned the East's award for the seventh time in her career after
averaging 19.3 points and a league-best 13.3 rebounds over three games. The
sixth-year pro capped her outstanding week with a 20-point, 21-rebound
performance in a win over Connecticut on Sunday, becoming the first player in
WNBA history to record a 20-20 game twice in a single season.
Toliver placed second among West players with a 21.5 points-per-game scoring
average, highlighted by a 28-point effort on 11-of-15 shooting to help the
Sparks defeat Indiana on Aug. 16. She also made all nine of her free-throw
attempts over the two games to capture her second career weekly honor.
Others considered for this week's awards included Atlanta's Angel
McCoughtry, Minnesota's Seimone Augustus and Maya Moore, Seattle's Shekinna
Stricklen and Tulsa's Elizabeth Cambage.
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