Griffin returns to starting lineup for Connecticut Sun

July 15, 2014

Kelsey Griffin BasketballShe hadn’t started since June 15, but Kelsey Griffin of Eagle River got the nod tonight and – voilà – the team won.

Griffin scored eight points, grabbed seven rebounds and blocked a shot as the Connecticut Sun beat Seattle 86-63 in WNBA action.

She made 3-of-4 shots from the field, sank her only 3-point attempt, swished her long free-throw attempt and had a +17 plus-minus rating.

Griffin, of Chugiak High fame, played 24 minutes. The last time she played that much the team also won. In fact, the team is 8-4 when she plays at least 20 minutes.

The 6-foot-2 forward is averaging 4.6 points and 5.6 rebounds in 22 games this summer.