Silver Stars Weekly Update: 9/4/12

This Week's Games

Silver Stars vs. Indiana Fever
September 7- 7PM - AT&T Center

San Antonio hosts Indiana as part of its Military Appreciation Night. The Silver Stars met the Fever in a home-and-away preseason series and defeated Indiana, 88-72, as part of its season-long four-game road trip on July 5.

Silver Stars vs. Minnesota Lynx
September 9 - 2PM - AT&T Center

San Antonio hosts the Western Conference-leading Minnesota Lynx on Sunday. It is the fourth of five 2012 regular season meetings between the teams. Minnesota enters with a 2-1 edge in the season series.

Silver Stars Notes

Playoff Picture: San Antonio enters the week in third place in the Western Conference ... The Silver Stars are 4.5 games behind first-place Minnesota and 1.5 games behind Los Angeles ... San Antonio owns the tie breaker in the 2012 series with Los Angeles, 3-1, and currently trails Minnesota, 1-2, with two games remaining.

Military Appreciation Night: The Silver Stars will host their annual Military Appreciation Night on Friday, Sept. 7 against Indiana ... Presented by Hallmark College, the Silver Stars will honor current and former members of the military throughout the game.

Silver Stars & Stripes Collection: To date, the Silver Stars & Stripes Collection has collected more than 1,700 items to be donated to troops overseas ... The Silver Stars began collecting items - including coffee, sunblock, chapstick and toothbrushes - at their game against Phoenix on July 3 ... The collection will run through the Sept. 7 Military Appreciation Night, following which the items will be donated to Randolph Air Force Base.

Tickets for Kids Jersey Auction: Following its Military Appreciation Night game against Indiana on Friday, Silver Stars players will be auctioning their game-worn home jerseys in a live, on-court auction ... Winning bidders will also have the opportunity to attend a team dinner with the Silver Stars player whose jersey they purchase ... Proceeds will benefit the teams Tickets for Kids program.

All-Decade Team: In celebration of its 10th Anniversary Season, the Silver Stars will be honoring an All-Decade Team. Fans will have the opportunity to vote for 10 All-Decade Team selections from a ballot of 26 players who played at least 50 games for the Silver Stars between 2003 and 2012. Voting on began last week and will run through midnight on Friday, Sept. 7. Two All-Decade Team Selections will be announced at each of the Silver Stars' final five regular-season home games beginning Sunday, Sept. 9. Click here to vote for your favorites!

Player Spotlight

Veteran forward Sophia Young notched 71 points and 24 rebounds through three games during the week, averaging 23.6 points and 8.0 rebounds per game.

She led the Silver Stars with 19 points and six rebounds in its overtime loss at Minnesota and posted her fifth double-double of the season with 20 points and 10 rebounds against Connecticut. She finished the week with a career-best 32 points and team-leading eight rebounds in Saturday's loss at Phoenix. Young leads the team with 16.7 points and 6.9 rebounds per game on the season.