Griffin helps Connecticut turn around season in WNBA

June 18, 2014

Kelsey Griffin BasketballA nightmare start appears to be over for the Connecticut Sun as the team won its fourth straight game thanks to forward Kelsey Griffin’s breakout scoring game.

The 6-foot-2 starting forward keyed a 76-72 win over Indiana with a 12-point, 9-rebound, 2-steal, 1-assist, 1-block performance.

The team is now 7-6 after a 1-5 start, climbing to second place in the Eastern Conference. The season is nearly one-third complete.

Griffin, of Chugiak High fame, continued her career year on the backboards by raising her rebounding average to 6.5 in 11 games; that’s an increase of 2.4 above her career average [4.1].

She’s cleaning up the glass on her own end, ranking 10th in the WNBA with 27 offensive rebounds.

She finally found her shooting stroke, pumping in double figures for the first time this year. She made 3-of-7 field goals and 5-of-7 free throws.

Griffin made her only 3-point attempt on the night. She’s a sneaky good long range shooter, making four of her last seven 3s. She is shooting .364 on the season, her fourth straight season where her 3-point percentage has gone up.