Atlanta Dream’s Sancho Lyttle named Eastern Conference Player of the Week

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    Atlanta Dream forward Sancho Lyttle’s all around game last week led to two victories and earned her the WNBA’s Eastern Conference Player of the Week honors.

    With that distinction, Lyttle becomes the third Dream player to earn Player of the Week accolades this season.

    Lyttle averaged 16.0 points, 9.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.5 steals per game, while not committing a single turnover in 68 possible minutes, a rare and remarkable feat.

    With the pair of road victories, The Dream has taken control of the Eastern Conference, boasting a 3.5-game lead in the Eastern Conference with an 11-4 mark.

    Lyttle had 16 points, 11 rebounds, two assists and two steals during an 81-79 victory at San Antonio on Wednesday, June 25, her sixth double-double of the year.

    She followed that with 16 points, seven boards, four assists and a steal as the Dream rallied late for a 76-68 victory at Indiana on Sunday. june 29.

    Lyttle is currently tied for second in the WNBA with six double-doubles, and ranks second in steals (2.6) and tied for fourth in rebounds (9.0). It marks the third Player of the Week award for Lyttle during her career.

    Los Angeles Sparks forward Nneka Ogwumike was named the Western Conference Player of the Week.

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