The Golden Maddies: Best Off-The-Bench

The nominees for Best Off-The-Bench (Oscar equivalent: Actress in a Supporting Role) are as follows:

PLAYER 2007 SEASON HIGHLIGHTS

Ashley Battle

Appeared in all 34 games … Leading bench scorer with a career-best average of 7.4 ppg … Led the team in scoring three times and rebounding once … SEASON HIGHS: Points – 18, (Connecticut, 6/20); Rebounds – 8, (@ Detroit, 6/8); Assists – 4, (Indiana, 6/5); Steals – 4, two times (last, 6/20); Blocks – 1, (Sacramento, 6/26); FGM – 7, (Indiana, 6/5); FGA – 13 (@ Sacramento, 6/22); FT – 5, (Detroit, 8/12); FTA – 5, (Twice, 8/12); Min. – 36, (Indiana, 6/1) … PLAYOFFS: Shot 50-percent from the free throw line and averaged 21.0 mpg in the three-game series against Detroit.

Jessica Davenport

Appeared in 33 games ... Led the team in scoring once and rebounding twice ... Ranked amongst the Top 20 league leaders in free throw percentage (.818) and blocks (0.88) … Leading field goal shooter amongst the WNBA’s rookie class with a .445 percentage … SEASON HIGHS: Points – 15, (Phoenix, 6/3); Rebounds – 7, (Minnesota, 6/7); Assists – 1, (Six Times, 8/7); Steals – 2, (@ Chicago, 6/15); Blocks – 4, (Minnesota, 6/1); FGM – 5, (Three times, 8/7); FGA – 11 (Phoenix, 6/3); FT – 5, (Phoenix, 6/3); FTA 7, (Phoenix, 6/3); Min. – 25, (@ San Antonio, 6/16) … PLAYOFFS: Shot 75-percent from the charity stripe in the three-game series against Detroit.

Barbara Farris

Appeared in 28 games … Led the team in rebounding once ... SEASON HIGHS: Points – 11, (Washington, 5/24); Rebounds – 9, (@ Connecticut, 6/20); Assists – 1, (Four Times, 7/22); Steals – 1, (Washington, 5/24); Blocks – 1, (San Antonio, 6/22); FGM – 4, (Washington, 5/24); FGA 9, (Washington, 5/24); FT – 4, (Washington, 5/24); FTA – 4, (Washington, 5/24); Min. – 19, (Washington, 5/24) ... PLAYOFFS : Shot 60-percent from the field in the three-game series against Detroit.

Tiffany Jackson

Appeared in all 34 games … Led team in scoring once and rebounds twice … Second leading field goal shooter amongst the league’s rookies (.416 percent), behind team-mate Jessica Davenport … Shot 57-percent from the free throw line … SEASON HIGHS: Points – 17, (@ Chicago, 6/15); Rebounds – 8, (Connecticut, 8/17); Assists – 5, (Phoenix, 6/3); Steals – 2, (Twice, 7/1); Blocks – 4, (@ Los Angeles, 6/29); FGM – 7, (Detroit, 8/12); FGA – 13 (Detroit, 8/12); FT – 5, (@ Chicago, 6/15; FTA – (@ Chicago, 6/15); Min. – 36, (Indiana, 6/1) … PLAYOFFS: Leading scorer and rebounder off the bench with 7.7 ppg and 4.3 rpg in three-game series versus the Shock … Came off the bench to notch first career double-double of 14 points and 10 boards, in Game Three.

Lisa Willis

Appeared in 15 games for New York … Led the team in scoring in her third Liberty game … Earned her first career victory at The Garden on July 8 against Sacramento …  SEASON HIGHS: Points – 15, (@ Sacramento, 6/26); Rebounds – 6, (@ Sacramento, 6/26); Assists – 3, (@ Los Angeles, 6/29); Steals – 3, (Twice, 7/31); Blocks – 1, (Indiana, 5/24*); FGM – 5, (@ Sacramento, 6/26); FGA – 13 (@ Sacramento, 6/26); FT – 2, (Twice, 6/29); FTA – 2, (Twice, 6/29); Min. – 27, (@ Sacramento, 6/26) … PLAYOFFS: Notched five points in nine minutes of play in Game Two against Detroit.

* denotes for Los Angeles

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