Chicago's Fowles and Minnesota's Moore Named WNBA Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Month
NEW YORK, Sept. 17, 2013 – Sylvia Fowles of the Chicago Sky and Maya Moore of the Minnesota Lynx were named the WNBA’s Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Month, respectively, for games played in September.
Fowles led the WNBA in both rebounding per game (11.6 rpg) and field goal percentage (.569) in September. She ranked second in blocks per game (3.0 bpg) and total blocks (15), and 13th in scoring (15.6 ppg). Fowles also recorded three double-doubles, ranking second in the WNBA.
Highlights of Fowles’ play in September included:
• Sept. 6 vs. Indiana: 23 points on 7-of-10 shooting, while adding eight rebounds and four blocks in an 82-77 loss.
• Sept. 11 vs. Phoenix: Double-double with 13 points and 12 rebounds in addition to four blocks in a 70-68 victory.
• Sept. 14 at Minnesota: Double-double with 17 points and 11 rebounds in a 79-66 loss.
Moore averaged 18.0 points in September as Minnesota (26-8) finished its 2013 regular season with a 4-1 mark, clinching the No. 1 overall seed and home-court advantage throughout the WNBA playoffs. Moore also averaged 3.2 assists and ranked fifth in the league with a .523 field goal percentage, as well as in the top-10 in total three-pointers made.
Highlights of Moore’s play in September included:
• Sept. 4 vs. Los Angeles: 20 points, six rebounds, two blocks in an 83-74 victory.
• Sept. 10 at Seattle: 20 points on 7-for-10 shooting, five steals, three assists and four rebounds in a 73-60 win.
• Sept. 14 vs. Chicago: Double-double with 22 points and 11 rebounds, in addition to six assists in a 79-66 victory.