Author Archives: Michaela Smalley

About Michaela Smalley

WNBA and USWNT analyst and writer for the Scorecrow. I also do some Free-lance work. ~Never not ballin' | On the verge of being a sneakerhead.

The Washington Mystics Want More – Continue to Tighten Grip on #1 seed For Playoffs

Michaela Smalley \ Aug 20th, 2019

At the beginning of this 2019 WNBA season, fans and media personnel alike were hailing the Las Vegas Aces or the Los Angeles Sparks as the most likely contenders to win it all. With trades that many thought essentially “stacked” these two teams, who can blame them? But one silent, hungry beast went mistakingly undetected. That team is the Washington Mystics. The Mystics, who fell short (3-0) in the 2018 WNBA Finals series against the Seattle Storm, came into this season with one focus and one mission. A WNBA Championship. Continue reading

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Undrafted All-star Erica Wheeler Wins WNBA All-Star MVP after an unforgettable performance

Michaela Smalley | July 28th, 2019

Indiana Fever guard Erica Wheeler, who came into the WNBA undrafted in 2015, won the 2019 WNBA All-Star MVP award after her unforgettable performance in last night’s WNBA All-Star game in Las Vegas. Wheeler was selected to play on Team Wilson lead by Las Vegas Aces forward and two-time all-star A’ja Wilson who was unable to play in the game due to injury Continue reading

Lynx impressive home win is the team’s fourth straight against Phoenix

Michaela Smalley | July 15th, 2019

Coming off of a heartbreaking loss on the road to the Atlanta Dream, the Minnesota Lynx played an impressive game at home to beat the Phoenix Mercury for the fourth straight time Sunday night. In this 75-62 victory over the Mercury, the Lynx came out strong, scoring quick points. Throughout the game, the Lynx were able to body their way past a physical Phoenix team as all five Lynx starters finished in double-digits. This win puts Minnesota at 10-7 as they remain number four in league standings. Continue reading

Phoenix Mercury fall to the Connecticut Sun: Taurasi returns to basketball, Sancho Lyttle suffers another leg injury

Michaela Smalley | July 13th, 2019

Diana Taurasi made her long-awaited return to hoops Friday night at Mohegan Sun Arena in Connecticut vs the Connecticut Sun. Taurasi, who had been out for the first half of the season with a back injury that required surgery, went through the team’s pre-game shoot around and several other drills at full speed prior to being in the starting lineup for the Mercury. Though the Mercury led the Sun 36-30 at halftime, the Sun came out shooting well. The Sun’s entire starting lineup turned into scoring machines, as all five finished the game in double figures after going on a 17-1 run in the 2nd half. Continue reading

USWNT to be celebrated with ticker-tape parade Wednesday in NYC

Michaela Smalley | July 9th, 2019

New York City is currently preparing to celebrate the four-time, FIFA Women’s World Cup Champions the U.S. Women’s National soccer team (USWNT) tomorrow morning with a ticker-tape parade celebration. The event will begin at 9:30 am ET in New York City. Fans from near and far will gather to share in the glory of a fourth U.S. World Cup victory with hopes of seeing the champs hoist the world cup trophy in person.  Continue reading

Washington Mystics Rise to #1 in WNBA League Standings after a 102-59 Beatdown of the Connecticut Sun

Michaela Smalley | June 30th, 2019

Following a four-game winning streak, the Washington Mystics obliterated the Connecticut Sun on Saturday at Entertainment and Sports Arena in Washington, D.C.

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Thank you, Next. Megan Rapinoe and the USWNT Breeze Past France to Move on to the World Cup Semifinals 

Michaela Smalley | June 29th, 2019

The game was physical and the crowd was wild. With 45,595 fans present at Parc des Princes, the U.S. Women’s National Team shattered France’s World Cup dreams with a 2-1 quarterfinals victory.

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