Practice Report | Lynx Hit The Road

Mitchell Hansen
Web Editorial Associate

After topping the Chicago Sky 70-61 in last Sunday’s season opener, the Minnesota Lynx will hit the road for a two-game road trip.

Minnesota will begin the road trip at 6 p.m. Thursday against the New York Liberty in New York, before traveling to Dallas to take on the Wings at 7 p.m. on Saturday.

“Once we watched the video (of the game against Chicago), we closed the book on that game. . . I think we learned a lot from the video and I thought we improved in practice today,” Lynx head coach Cheryl Reeve said after practice Tuesday. “We are fully locked in on the next game. Fully locked in.”

Minnesota will face a New York team on Thursday that has proven to be one of the top defensive teams in the league. The Liberty, anchored by Tina Charles in the post, ranked fourth in the WNBA in defensive rating last season.

“It’s going to be challenging day-in and day-out, and we have to be prepared as a unit,” Fowles said. “Tina is their go-to player. You can’t just worry about Tina, you have Epiphanny Prince, you have Boyd running coast-to-coast, so we just have to be prepared for everything they throw at us.”

Thursday’s game between the Lynx and Liberty¬†will be aired on ESPN2 and 106.1 BOB FM.

“That was the good thing, I really enjoyed the way (our team) responded,” Reeve said. “We want to play great. . . I think their effort today showed that they want to be great.”

Fowles Honored To Have Jersey Retired

LSU announced Monday that it will retire Fowles’ No. 34 Lady Tigers jersey during a game in the upcoming 2017-18 college basketball season.

“I was very excited,” Fowles said. “I was too hyped, I actually started dancing in the living room. The first person I called was my mom and she was excited. . . It was very exciting and very humbling at the same time.”

Fowles joins Lynx teammate Seimone Augustus as the only players to have their jerseys retired in the LSU women’s basketball program.

“I’m happy that we have gotten the recognition for what Seimone and I did at LSU,” Fowles said. “I’m just honored and I’m thrilled to be part of that legacy.”