1997 Charlotte Sting season

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1997 Charlotte Sting season
Head Coach Marynell Meadors
Arena Charlotte Coliseum
Attendance 8,307 per game
Results
Record 15–13
(.536)
Place 3rd (Eastern)
Playoff Finish Lost WNBA Semifinals (1-0) to Houston Comets
Team Leaders
Points Andrea Stinson (15.7)
Rebounds Vicky Bullett (6.4)
Assists Andrea Stinson (4.4)
Charlotte Sting seasons
< 1996 1998 >

The 1997 WNBA season was the inaugural season for the Charlotte Sting.

Offseason[edit]

Initial Player Allocation[edit]

Pick Player Nationality WNBA Team College/HS/Club Team
1 Vicky Bullett (C)  United States Charlotte Sting Maryland
2 Andrea Stinson (G)  United States Charlotte Sting North Carolina State

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WNBA Draft[edit]

Round Pick Player Position Nationality School/Club Team
1 7 Tora Suber (G)  United States Virginia

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Eastern Conference W L PCT Conf. GB
Houston Comets x 18 10 .643 6–6
New York Liberty x 17 11 .607 8–4 1.0
Charlotte Sting x 15 13 .536 5–7 3.0
Cleveland Rockers o 15 13 .536 5–7 3.0

Season schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Score Result Record
June 22 @ Phoenix 59-76 Loss 0-1
June 25 @ Los Angeles 54-74 Loss 0-2
June 26 @ Sacramento 70-78 Loss 0-3
June 29 Cleveland 67-44 Win 1-3
July 5 Los Angeles 78-66 Win 2-3
July 7 @ Houston 56-74 Loss 2-4
July 9 New York 87-69 Win 3-4
July 10 @ New York 48-62 Loss 3-5
July 12 Cleveland 72-43 Win 4-5
July 16 Utah 75-63 Win 5-5
July 17 @ Cleveland 47-65 Loss 5-6
July 21 Los Angeles 75-64 Win 6-6
July 23 New York 63-65 Loss 6-7
July 26 @ New York 64-61 Win 7-7
July 30 Phoenix 68-67 Win 8-7
August 1 Sacramento 85-61 Win 9-7
August 3 @ Los Angeles 77-70 Win 10-7
August 4 @ Utah 70-73 Loss 10-8
August 6 @ Sacramento 64-77 Loss 10-9
August 9 Phoenix 79-59 Win 11-9
August 11 Houston 62-72 Loss 11-10
August 14 Sacramento 68-51 Win 12-10
August 16 Houston 80-71 Win 13-10
August 17 @ Cleveland 49-81 Loss 13-11
August 19 @ Houston 69-77 Loss 13-12
August 21 @ Utah 66-56 Win 14-12
August 22 @ Phoenix 63-78 Loss 14-13
August 24 Utah 70-52 Win 15-13
August 28 (WNBA Semifinal) @ Houston 54-70 Loss 0-1

Player stats[edit]

  • Vicky Bullett ranked seventh in the WNBA in field goals with 145.
  • Vicky Bullett ranked eighth in the WNBA in total rebounds with 178
  • Vicky Bullett was tied for sixth in the WNBA in steals with 54.
  • Vicky Bullett ranked third in the WNBA in blocks with 55.
  • Rhonda Mapp ranked third in the WNBA in Field Goal Percentage (.492)
  • Andrea Stinson ranked sixth in the WNBA in assists with 124.
  • Andrea Stinson tied for seventh in the WNBA in blocks with 21.
  • Andrea Stinson ranked sixth in the WNBA in points with 439 points.
  • Andrea Stinson ranked second in the WNBA in field goals with 177.
  • Andrea Stinson ranked second in the WNBA in minutes per game with 36.1
  • Andrea Stinson ranked fifth in the WNBA in points per game with 15.7

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Awards and honors[edit]

  • Vicky Bullett of Charlotte ranked third in the WNBA with 2.0 blocks per game.
  • Andrea Stinson of Charlotte ranked second in the WNBA with 1011 minutes played.[2]

References[edit]