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October 11, 2013
Add two more as World Champs!
October 11, 2013 - A pair of Hoyas are enjoying world champion status, as Rebekkah Brunson and Sugar Rodgers helped the Minnesota Lynx capture it's second WNBA title in three years last night, with a 86-77, game three victory over the Atlanta Dream. The Lynx's start to finish, road victory completed an unbeaten playoff march, as the team rattled off seven consecutive wins.
Brunson played a key role in the win, tallying 15 points and 12 rebounds. It's the third title - one with Sacramento in 2006 plus the Minnesota pair in '11 and '13 - for the 6'2" forward who graduated from Oxon Hill High School (MD) and G'Town in 2000 and 2004, respectively. For the playoffs, Rebekkah logged 10.6 points and 10.1 rebounds each time out; an identical scoring output to her regular season numbers, while upping her carom impact by 1.2 boards per game in the second season.
Rodgers didn't score last night, entering the game with three seconds remaining - utilization that was more or less consistent throughout the playoffs, where she averaged .6 points and .2 rebounds in 2.2 minutes per game. During the 2013-2014 campaign, Rodgers, drafted 14th by the Lynx this season contributed 1.9 points and 1.4 rebounds in 28 contests. A 5'9" guard, Rodgers graduated from Kings Fork High (VA) in 2009.
The pair join Jaren Jackson and Alonzo Mourning as Georgetown basketball players who have garnered world champion status. Congrats!
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