2000 Sacramento Monarchs season

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2000 Sacramento Monarchs season
Head Coach Sonny Allen
Arena ARCO Arena
Attendance 7,928 per game
Results
Record 21–11
(.656)
Place 3rd (Western)
Playoff Finish Lost First Round (2-0) to Houston Comets
Sacramento Monarchs seasons
< 1999 2001 >

The 2000 WNBA season was the 4th season for the Sacramento Monarchs. The team made the WNBA Playoffs for the second consecutive season, but they were shortly swept by eventual champion Houston Comets in the first round.

Offseason[edit]

Expansion Draft[edit]

The following players were selected in the draft:

WNBA Draft[edit]

Round Pick Player Nationality College/School/Team
1 14 Katy Steding (F)  United States Stanford (from Portland Power, ABL)
2 30 Stacy Clinesmith (G)  United States UC-Santa Barbara
3 46 Rhonda Y Smith (C)  United States Washington
4 62 Jessica Zinobile (F)  United States St. Francis (NY)

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Western Conference W L PCT Conf. GB
Los Angeles Sparks x 28 4 .875 17–4
Houston Comets x 27 5 .844 17–4 1.0
Sacramento Monarchs x 21 11 .656 13–8 7.0
Phoenix Mercury x 20 12 .625 11–10 8.0
Utah Starzz o 18 14 .563 13–8 10.0
Minnesota Lynx o 15 17 .469 5–16 13.0
Portland Fire o 10 22 .313 4–17 18.0
Seattle Storm o 6 26 .188 4–17 22.0

Season schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Score Result Record
May 31 Seattle 76-60 Win 1-0
June 3 @ Detroit 74-77 Loss 1-1
June 5 @ Orlando 68-75 Loss 1-2
June 6 @ Houston 70-78 Loss 1-3
June 9 @ New York 77-56 Win 2-3
June 11 Los Angeles 75-68 Win 3-3
June 15 @ Seattle 54-50 Win 4-3
June 17 Charlotte 74-63 Win 5-3
June 19 @ Cleveland 70-81 Loss 5-4
June 21 @ Indiana 70-58 Win 6-4
June 23 @ Washington 84-69 Win 7-4
June 25 Portland 92-76 Win 8-4
June 26 @ Utah 80-89 Loss 8-5
June 28 Minnesota 82-74 Win 9-5
June 30 Utah 85-62 Win 10-5
July 1 Detroit 108-96 Win 11-5
July 5 Los Angeles 61-76 Loss 11-6
July 7 @ Portland 63-60 Win 12-6
July 8 Washington 78-56 Win 13-6
July 12 @ Houston 62-77 Loss 13-7
July 13 @ Phoenix 64-72 Loss 13-8
July 15 Utah 69-75 Loss 13-9
July 20 Minnesota 73-56 Win 14-9
July 22 Phoenix 61-60 Win 15-9
July 23 @ Los Angeles 68-73 Loss 15-10
July 26 @ Portland 73-70 Win 16-10
July 27 Orlando 73-66 Win 17-10
July 30 @ Phoenix 70-63 Win 18-10
August 2 Miami 73-55 Win 19-10
August 4 @ Minnesota 74-63 Win 20-10
August 6 Houston 63-76 Loss 20-11
August 9 Seattle 79-46 Win 21-11
August 12
1st Round, G1
Houston 64-72 Loss 0-1
August 14
1st Round, G2
@ Houston 70-75 Loss 0-2

Player stats[edit]

Player GP REB AST STL BLK PTS
Yolanda Griffith 32 331 47 83 61 523
Tangela Smith 32 178 43 30 64 388
Ruthie Bolton-Holifield 29 106 57 34 1 380
Kedra Holland-Corn 32 70 81 43 5 312
Ticha Penicheiro 30 89 236 70 6 208
Latasha Byears 32 122 21 30 5 181
Lady Hardmon 30 44 13 10 3 124
Katy Steding 29 39 14 11 10 91
Stacy Clinesmith 26 30 49 12 1 66
Cindy Blodgett 20 9 3 8 1 52
Linda Burgess 5 17 2 1 0 12

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