What To Do Over Break?




Kyle Ratke
Web Editorial Associate

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A four-day break is an odd amount of time. It's not enough time for a long, relaxing vacation, but it is long enough to get away for a little bit, both mentally and physically.

While there were four members of the Minnesota Lynx that were involved in the WNBA All-Star Game on Saturday (you can read our feature from yesterday here), there were seven members of the team that weren't in Connecticut.

So, in the world of social media, and needing to know what's going on during every second of every day, we ask the simple question: What did they do with their break?

We were able to talk to a few players after practice on Wednesday to see what they were really up to over those four days.

This, my friends, is investigative journalism at its best.

Center Janel McCarville, who is always a fun interview, told us she went back home to Stevens Point, Wisconsin. We'll let her tell you the rest.

"Best four days off I've ever had, everyone got to go home, collect themselves... I didn't do anything, well, actually I did a lot, just not basketball related. I went back home to the ranch and got some lawn work done, some fence work done, some country things done."

Ah, country things.

Rookie shooting guard Sugar Rodgers spent her time living the dream. She went back home to visit family, she played paintball and visited an amusement park. She said she lost her voice in the process, but it was probably well worth it. I'm not sure if I need to hear what anyone else has done. She wins the fun award.

Power forward Dev Peters spent her time in Atlanta, Georgia relaxing with friends. How did we figure this out, you ask?

On July 24, she tweeted "Georgia... Georgiaaaaaaa."

Either she was jamming to Ray Charles, or she was indeed in the state named after King George II.

Okay, her next tweet was "ATL for a bit..." So that was a pretty easy code to crack. You can follow her on Twitter@MsPeters14.

Center Amber Harris spent her break relaxing in New York.


Small forward Rachel Jarry spent her time in Las Vegas taking in a Cirque Du Soleil show. Our sources tell us if she would have flown home back to Australia, she would have had to land and get right back in a plane to Minnesota to make it on time for Tuesday's practice. I would have taken my free pretzels and ran with them.

Point guard Lindsey Moore went back to Nebraska, where she went to college. Moore checked out Pinnacle Bank Arena which is scheduled to be opened in September. The Arena replaces the Bob Devaney Sports Center and will host the Cornhuskers men's and women's basketball team.

We weren't able to chat with shooting guard Monica Wright, who went to a basketball camp in Coon Rapids later in the afternoon. Always giving back to the kids. Well played, Monica.

Well, there's your inside scoop on what the rest of the Lynx did over the four-day break.

The Lynx have practice on Thursday, before hosting the San Antonio Silver Stars at 7 p.m. on Friday evening. The game will be on WNBA LiveAccess and NBA TV.


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