Moore, Griffin going to playoffs (Basketball)

September 2, 2011
Jessica Moore

Ever since high school, Palmer’s Jessica Moore has always seemed to find her way to the postseason.

She’s following the same path in the WNBA.

Moore, of Colony High fame, has qualified for the playoffs five times with three teams in her eight-year career, including this season with the Connecticut Sun.

This year, though, she’s bringing another Alaskan to the party.

Kelsey Griffin

Second-year Sun forward Kelsey Griffin of Eagle River will be making her WNBA playoff debut.

Griffin, of Chugiak High fame, is no stranger to the postseason. Over the winter she led MiZo Pecs to the league finals in Hungary.

Both Alaska players are coming off the bench for Connecticut.

The Sun (19-12) is a half-game behind the Indiana Fever for first place in the Eastern Conference. Connecticut moved closer after beating the Fever 83-55 tonight.

Griffin played 17 minutes and collected six points, two rebounds, a steal and a blocked shot before fouling out.

Meanwhile, Moore logged 15 minutes and scored five points, grabbed three boards and handed off a pair of assists.