Story by Dylan St. Clair
Phoenix, AZ- Playing on the road has been one the things the Indiana Fever have struggled with across the 2015 season. Of their nine losses, five of them have been on the opponent’s turf, and the source all of their losses since the month of July began. In that same time, the Fever’s record at home has been flawless, winning seven straight games in Banker’s Life Fieldhouse.
So going into this four-game road trip, one might have put some worry into them coming out in the black. But as halfway through, they’re 2-0, tallying 11 and 12 point wins over the Washington Mystics and Phoenix Mercury respectively.
The bulk of their production was the source of two different routes in each game, the first being led by future Hall-of-Famer Tamika Catchings with 20 points, 10 of which came in the fourth quarter. She also pulled down the rebound which secured her as the second leading rebounder in WNBA history, passing Tina Charles.
In Arizona, Lynetta Kizer scored a career high 19 points in the absence of Natalie Achonwa (who is still playing with the Canadian national team) and intermittent starter Erlana Larkins (who remained in Indianapolis treating a leg injury).
The final scores for both games were 73-62 vs Washington and 75-63 vs Phoenix.
The Fever have two more road games in this stint, first in Los Angeles tonight and then in Seattle on Saturday. Tipoff for tonight’s game is at 10:30 p.m.