Alaskans square off on WNBA court (Basketball)

June 10, 2010
Jessica Moore

For the previous five seasons Jessica Moore of Palmer roamed the WNBA as the only Alaska player in the league.

Now she’s got company in Eagle River’s Kelsey Griffin.

And Friday night they will meet head-to-head for the first time when Moore’s Indiana Fever take on Griffin’s Connecticut Sun in the opener of a two-game, home-and-home series.

Moore, of Colony High fame, is a 6-foot-3 reserve center with the Fever, the reigning Eastern Conference champions.

The 27-year-old out of the University of Connecticut is a defense-minded player who protects the paint. She is averaging 2.6 points and 1.9 rebounds in just 12.9 minutes per game.

Kelsey Griffin

Griffin, of Chugiak High fame, was the No. 3 overall pick in the spring draft, fresh off an All-American senior season at the University of Nebraska.

The 6-foot-2 forward is a part-time starter with the Sun putting up solid numbers.

The 22-year-old is averaging 8.1 points, 5.4 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 21.6 minutes per game.

After the teams play Friday in Connecticut they will meet in Indiana for Game 2 Sunday.

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