The Golden Maddies: Best Starter

The nominees for Best Starter (Oscar equivalent: Actress In A Leading Role) are as follows:

PLAYER 2007 SEASON HIGHLIGHTS

Loree Moore

Started in 33 of 34 games … Led the team in scoring eight times, assists 24 times and rebounding six times … Named to the 2007 WNBA All-Defensive Team … Ranked in Top 20 League leaders in field goal percentage (.412), three-point field goal percentage (.407), assists per game (4.8), steals per game (2.21) and minutes per game (34.2) ...
SEASON HIGHS: Points – 22, (Phoenix, 6/3); Rebounds – 9, (Twice, 7/29); Assists – 9, (@ Detroit, 7/6); Steals – 6, (@ Los Angeles, 6/29); Blocks – 2, (@ Minnesota, 6/1); FGM – 7, (Three Times, 6/24); FGA – 14 (@ Los Angeles, 6/29); FT – 4, (Twice, 8/7); FTA – 6, (Twice, 7/8); Min. – 41, (@ Detroit, 7/6) ...
PLAYOFFS : Averaged 10.3 points, 5.0 rebound, 5.0 assists and 2.0 steals per game against the Shock.

Erin Thorn

Appeared in 29 games and started in 29 … Finished the regular season as one of the WNBA's Top 20 leaders in assists per game (2.5), field goal percentage (.424), minutes per game (30.4) and three-point field goal percentage (.390) ...
SEASON HIGHS: Points – 28, (Chicago, 5/20); Rebounds – 8, (Twice, 7/29); Assists – 7, (@ Detroit, 7/18); Steals – 5, (@ Indiana, 6-10); Blocks – 1, (Sacramento, 7/8); FGM – 8, (Chicago, 5/20); FGA – 16 (Chicago, 5/20); FT – 5, (Chicago, 5/20); FTA – 6, (Chicago, 5/20); Min. – 38, (Twice, 7/18) ...
PLAYOFFS: Shot 45.5 percent from the field in the three-game series versus Detroit.

Shameka Christon

Appeared in 33 games and started 32 … Finished the summer in eight statistical categories of the WNBA’s Top 20 leaders, including scoring average (11.2 ppg), rebounds (4.5 rpg) and free throws (.795) …
SEASON HIGHS: Points – 25, (@ Phoenix, 8/9); Rebounds – 8, (Twice, 7/6); Assists – 5, (@ Minnesota, 6/1); Steals – 5, (@ Detroit, 7/6); Blocks – 3, (@ Connecticut, 7/26); FGM – 8, (@ Connecticut, 7/26); FGA – 16, (@Connecticut, 6/20); FT – 8, (Connecticut, 7/26); FGA – 10, (Washington, 6/12); Minutes – 38, (@ Chicago, 6/15) ...
PLAYOFFS: Averaged a team-high 14.7ppg in the three-game series, and tied a franchise best 15 rebounds in Game One versus the Shock on August 24, 2007.

Cathrine Kraayeveld

Appeared and started in 34 games … Finished the season ranked in seven statistical categories of the Top 20 league leaders, including minutes per game (28.4), field goal percentage (.433) and rebounds (4.5) … Was one of the Top 10 three-point shooters in the WNBA with a 41.1-percent … Averaged a career-best 10.8 ppg ...
SEASON HIGHS: Points – 31, (Houston, 7/20); Rebounds – 13, (Phoenix, 6/3); Assists – 5, (Washington, 5/24); Steals – 3, (@ Chicago, 6/15); Blocks – 3, (@ Los Angeles, 6/29); FGM – 12, (Houston, 7/20); FGA – 23 (Houston, 7/20); FT – 6, (Washington, 5/24); FTA – 6, (Four Times, 7/26); Min. – 36, (Indiana, 6/1) ...
PLAYOFFS: Averaged 12.7 points, 6.0 rebounds and shot 41.7 percent from beyond-the-arc in the three game series versus Detroit.

Janel McCarville

Appeared in 33 games, started 23, led the team in scoring 11 times … Named 2007 WNBA Most Improved Player … Ranked No. 1 field-goal shooter in the WNBA with a .546-percentage … Finished in five statistical categories of the League’s Top 20 leaders, including a career-best scoring average (10.4), career-best in rebounds (4.8) and career-best in free throws (.833) …
SEASON HIGHS: Points – 25, (@ Phoenix, 8/9); Rebounds – 12, (@ Detroit, 7/6); Assists – 3, (@ Houston, 8/7); Steals – 4, (@ Connecticut, 7/26); Blocks – 3, (Twice, 7/6); FGM – 11, (@ Connecticut, 7/26); FGA – 20 (@ Los Angeles, 7/21); FT – 5, (Phoenix, 8/9); FTA – 6, (Phoenix, 8/9); Min. – 37, (Detroit, 7/18) …
PLAYOFFS: New York’s second leading scorer with 14.0 ppg and 5.7 rpg in the three-game series versus Detroit.

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