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Sheila Lambert played in 27 games with the Shock in 2003.
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Auburn Hills, MI - July 11, 2005 - Detroit Shock Head Coach and Director of Player Personnel Bill Laimbeer announced today that the team has signed former Shock guard Sheila Lambert to a seven-day contract. The team also waived guard Niele Ivey last Thursday following the team’s 76-62 win over the Washington Mystics.

Lambert’s first tour of duty with Detroit came during its championship season of 2003 when she played in 27 games for the Shock as a reserve, averaging 3.2 points, 1.0 rebounds and 0.5 assists per game while connecting on 43.8 percent of her three-pointers.

“We brought Sheila in to help give us some depth at the point,” explained Laimbeer. “She’s also familiar with our system having been here during our 2003 Championship run which should make for a much shorter learning curve as we get ready for the second half of the season.”

The 5-7 point guard was originally drafted by the Charlotte Sting in the first round, seventh overall, in the 2002 WNBA Draft. She sat out most of the 2002 season recovering from a broken leg playing in just three games for the Sting. Charlotte waived Lambert on May 21, 2003, and Detroit signed her two days later.

The Houston Comets signed the former Baylor standout prior to the 2004 WNBA Season, where she played in all 34 games, starting 25, and averaged 5.8 points, 2.6 assists and 2.0 rebounds per game.

Detroit originally signed Ivey on April 13, 2005 after four seasons in Indiana. The former Notre Dame guard played in 12 games for the Shock averaging 1.2 points, 1.8 assists and 1.2 rebounds per game.

Experience the Detroit Shock, “It’s Personal,” presented by Lennox on Sunday, July 17 as Detroit hosts the Indiana Fever at 5 p.m. The first 2,500 children in attendance at Sunday’s game will receive a Ruth Riley jersey courtesy of Subway. Shock tickets are available by calling 248.377.0100 or by logging on to www.detroitshock.com.

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