Catchings, Parker earn WNBA weekly honors
New York, NY (Sports Network) - Indiana's Tamika Catchings and Los Angeles' Candace Parker have been named the WNBA's Eastern and Western Conference players of the week, respectively, for games played May 18-27.
Catchings, the reigning MVP, picked up her 15th player of the week award. She led the Fever to a 3-0 record for the opening week of the season by averaging 21 points and 7.3 rebounds.
Parker, who won the award for a sixth time, led her team to a 3-1 mark for the week. She led the league in blocks (2.7 bpg), ranked third in the Western Conference in scoring (20.5 ppg), and tied for third in rebounds (7.8 rpg).
Other candidates for the weekly award were Atlanta's Angel McCoughtry, Chicago's Sylvia Fowles, Connecticut's Tina Charles, and Washington's Crystal Langhorne in the East, as well as Minnesota's Seimone Augustus, Phoenix's Candice Dupree, San Antonio's Shameka Christon, and Tulsa's Ivory Latta in the West.
05/29 16:55:35 ET