Rookie Crystal Dangerfield’s Heroics Rally Lynx Over Mercury
The Minnesota Lynx women's basketball team received a lot of great news in a couple of days, Coach of the Year, Rookie of the Year, Playoff advancement.
According to the Minnesota Lynx website, Minnesota Lynx Head Coach and General Manager Cheryl Reeve is the recipient of the 2020 WNBA Coach of the Year Award. This is her third time getting the award and the 4th time a Lynx coach collected the award.
Then it was announced that Crystal Dangerfield was voted the 2020 Rokie of the year. Just hours after getting the award she showed why she deserved it by helping the Lynx rally from behind to beat the Phoenix Mercury 80 to 79 to advance to the Semi-Finals. According to ESPN Dangerfield.scored 15 of her 17 points in the second half of the game. Minnesota kept falling behind until halfway into the 4th quarter.
It's no surprise Crystal Dangerfield, won the Rookie of the Year award, The Lynx website says she was named on 44 of 47 ballots. MN Lynx website says Dangerfield is the first second-round draft choice to ever win the award.
With all the talk of the Minnesota Twins looking strong as they reach the end of the shortened MLB season and having a good chance in the playoffs, and the Minnesota Vikings being a favorite to win the division and possibly the Super Bowl. The Minnesota Lynx are quietly crawling through the WNBZ playoffs on their way to raising their respective trophy. This is one of the first years that I can remember that the Lynx have been rated anything lower than number 2.