Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Wnba Stars Put on Show

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Wnba Stars Put on Show

Article excerpt

"Showtime Shoni" lived up to her nickname in her first WNBA All- Star Game. And a wild game it was.

Shoni Schimmel scored an All-Star game-record 29 points and had eight assists as the East pulled out a 125-124 victory Saturday against the West at US Airways Center in Phoenix in the first WNBA All-Star Game to go into overtime. Schimmel, an Atlanta rookie, was named the game's MVP.

Tamika Catchings, an All-Star for a record-tying ninth time, made a layup with 6.9 seconds to go to give the East the lead and then knocked the ball away from Skylar Diggins on the defensive end to seal the victory. Diggins finished with 27 points and seven assists, leading a furious West rally to force overtime.

Schimmel broke the All-Star Game record of 23 points set a year ago by Candace Parker.

More women's basketball

Four-time Olympic gold medalist Lisa Leslie headlines the 2015 Women's Basketball Hall of Fame induction class which was announced. She is joined by former Houston Comets star Janeth Arcain, University of Georgia standout Janet Harris, former Duke coach Gail Goestenkors, longtime Oregon high school coach Brad Smith and Oklahoma State coach Kurt Budke, who was killed in a plane crash in 2011. The Immaculata teams that won championships from 1972-74 will receive the Hall's trailblazer award. Leslie also won two WNBA titles with the Los Angeles Sparks and was the league's MVP three times.

Arena Football

Quarterback Tommy Grady threw for 310 yards and six touchdowns, and Julian Rauch kicked a 22-yard field goal as time expired as the Power (14-3) edged the host Iowa Barnstormers (6-11), 59-56, in AFL action.

College football

Miles Sanders, who will be a junior in the fall for Woodland Hills High School, committed to Penn State' Class of 2016. His coach, George Novak, confirmed the decision. …

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