Thursday, May 25, 2006

Phillips Fitting In

Erin Phillips’ maturation appears to be in full swing.
With Lindsay Whalen still on the mend, Phillips was the only point guard for the Sun in their fourth-quarter comeback Tuesday against Minnesota. (Whalen probably could have played, but why mess with a good thing?)
After forcing shots and plays in the season opener, Phillips demonstrated more poise in her second professional game. The result was a time-effective 13 points in 19-plus minutes. She added four rebounds and two assists, against, perhaps most importantly, no turnovers.
Phillips should only improve as she grows more familiar with Connecticut’s system, but her presence is already adding to the backcourt’s firepower. After 28 points against the Lynx from Katie Douglas, teams might have more to fear out of the Sun’s guards than ever before.


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