Tag Archives: Mercury

Mercury Season Ends on Questionable Foul Call; 72-71 to Lynx

By: Kayla Mortellaro  Update Monday at 1:12 p.m.- The WNBA released a statement about the controversial foul call late in game two of the Western Conference Finals. WNBA STATEMENT ON CALL IN LYNX-MERCURY GAME   NEW YORK, Sept. 28, 2015 – Renee Brown, WNBA Chief of Basketball Operations and Player Relations, issued the following statement today regarding the foul call with ... Read More »

Mercury Blaze Past Shock 88-55 to take Game One Series Lead

By: Kayla Mortellaro PHOENIX— From the moment the ball tipped-off at Talking Stick Resort Arena, the Mercury had the accelerator pressed firmly to the floor as they battled the Tulsa Shock in game one of the WNBA Western Conference semi-finals. The Mercury was energized, focused, determined, and played phenomenal team ball. At half time, Phoenix was leading by 30 points and ... Read More »

Phoenix Mercury Brittney Griner earns Defensive Player of the Year

By: Kayla Mortellaro  PHOENIX— Brittney Griner and her Phoenix Mercury squad start their playoff march to a possible second consecutive WNBA title Thursday night against the Tulsa Shock. Griner and the Mercury have a good omen on their side. In 2014, Griner earned WNBA Defensive Player of the Year honors. And hours before game one of the Western Conference semi-finals, she ... Read More »

Mercury Pull Past Sparks 70-65

By: Kayla Mortellaro  PHOENIX— A game that had no baring on the outcome of the Mercury’s 2015 playoff seeding, ended up meaning a lot for the franchise. The Mercury pulled past the Sparks 70-65 Friday night and evened the series 2-2 with LA on the season. With the win, the Mercury notched their second consecutive 20-win season and the fifth time ... Read More »

Mercury Cruise Past Lynx 79-67

By: Kayla Mortellaro PHOENIX— The Phoenix Mercury started off the afternoon against the Minnesota Lynx with energy, passion, and an aggressive mentality. Getting off to a fast start was something that the Mercury have not done often this season, but Sunday afternoon Phoenix had a three point lead after the first quarter and built it to a 15 point lead by ... Read More »

Mercury Fall to Sparks 78-68; On 3-Game Skid

By: Kayla Mortellaro PHOENIX— A feeling unfamiliar to the Phoenix Mercury encompassed US Airways Center Friday night as the Los Angeles Sparks left the court winners, 78-68. The Mercury are now on a three-game losing streak, and have dropped two-straight at home for the first time since July 10 and 14, 2013. Right from the start of the game, the Mercury ... Read More »

Fever Out-Play Mercury; Phoenix Loses 75-63

By: Kayla Mortellaro PHOENIX— The Phoenix Mercury were out-hustled, out-matched, and ultimately out-played by the Indiana Fever Sunday afternoon. The final buzzer sounded and the score read 75-63 in favor of Indiana, but in front of 11,336 fans at US Airways Center, and a national television audience on ESPN2; the game was never that close, and the Mercury had no answers ... Read More »

Mercury Go Wire-to-Wire to Beat Storm 83-66

By: Kayla Mortellaro  PHOENIX— The Phoenix Mercury had a total team effort Wednesday night as the team never trailed against the Seattle Storm 83-66. The Mercury’s bench provided a big boost on the night scoring 47 combined points, and giving the starters some much needed rest. “We did what we needed to do, head coach Sandy Brondello said. “We just needed to ... Read More »

Mercury Find Stride to Beat Lynx 73-66

By: Kayla Mortellaro PHOENIX— The Phoenix Mercury saved their most complete game for their 21st game of the season and knocked off the Minnesota Lynx 73-66 Friday night. The Mercury were aided by strong rebounding, bench play, and the usual solid play from the big-three. “We knew that it would have to be 40 minutes and it was a game of ... Read More »

Mercury Pull Out a Thrilling 87-84 win Over the Shock in OT

By: Kayla Mortellaro  PHOENIX— The Phoenix Mercury sure do like to keep things exciting. After falling down by 13 points, the Mercury fought hard in the second half to tie the game with the Tulsa Shock by the end of regulation. And with 5 seconds to play and the score still tied in overtime, the in-bounded pass went to DeWanna Bonner, who ... Read More »