2003 Sacramento Monarchs season

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2003 Sacramento Monarchs season
Coach Maura McHugh
John Whisenant (interim)
Arena ARCO Arena
Attendance 9,152 per game
Results
Record 19–15 (.559)
Place 3rd (Western)
Playoff finish Lost Conference Finals (2-1) to Los Angeles Sparks

The 2003 WNBA season was the 7th season for the Sacramento Monarchs. The team returned to the conference finals for the first time in two years, only to lose in three games to the Los Angeles Sparks.

Offseason[edit]

Dispersal Draft[edit]

Pick Player Nationality Former Team
5 DeMya Walker (F)  United States Portland Fire

WNBA Draft[edit]

Round Pick Player Nationality College/School/Team
1 2 Chantelle Anderson (C)  United States Vanderbilt

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Western Conference W L PCT GB Home Road Conf.
Los Angeles Sparks x 24 10 .706 11–6 13–4 17–7
Houston Comets x 20 14 .588 4.0 14–3 6–11 14–10
Sacramento Monarchs x 19 15 .559 5.0 12–5 7–10 13–11
Minnesota Lynx x 18 16 .529 6.0 11–6 7–10 14–10
Seattle Storm o 18 16 .529 6.0 13–4 5–12 11–13
San Antonio Silver Stars o 12 22 .353 12.0 9–8 3–14 10–14
Phoenix Mercury o 8 26 .235 16.0 6–11 2–15 5–19

Season schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Score Result Record
May 22 @ Phoenix 65-56 Win 1-0
May 24 @ Minnesota 71-72 Loss 1-1
May 30 Phoenix 69-49 Win 2-1
June 3 @ Seattle 56-70 Loss 2-2
June 5 @ Los Angeles 61-63 Loss 2-3
June 7 Los Angeles 61-79 Loss 2-4
June 10 @ Houston 66-71 Loss 2-5
June 12 Minnesota 68-55 Win 3-5
June 14 Indiana 67-79 Loss 3-6
June 17 @ New York 61-70 Loss 3-7
June 18 @ Washington 69-61 Win 4-7
June 21 Seattle 69-64 Win 5-7
June 24 San Antonio 57-60 Loss 5-8
June 28 @ Los Angeles 69-60 Win 6-8
July 2 Washington 83-62 Win 7-8
July 4 @ Connecticut 67-69 Loss 7-9
July 5 @ Charlotte 65-67 Loss 7-10
July 8 @ Minnesota 59-77 Loss 7-11
July 10 San Antonio 89-76 Win 8-11
July 15 @ Cleveland 66-57 Win 9-11
July 17 @ San Antonio 62-60 Win 10-11
July 19 Houston 71-74 Loss 10-12
July 24 New York 67-53 Win 11-12
July 26 Seattle 76-63 Win 12-12
July 31 Los Angeles 83-75 Win 13-12
August 3 Charlotte 76-60 Win 14-12
August 5 @ Houston 47-74 Loss 14-13
August 7 @ San Antonio 86-61 Win 15-13
August 9 Minnesota 73-77 Loss 15-14
August 15 Detroit 75-63 Win 16-14
August 16 @ Phoenix 65-61 (OT) Win 17-14
August 21 Houston 62-54 Win 18-14
August 23 Phoenix 61-54 Win 19-14
August 25 @ Seattle 57-70 Loss 19-15
August 29
1st Round, G1
Houston 65-59 Win 1-0
August 31
1st Round, G2
@ Houston 48-69 Loss 1-1
September 2
1st Round, G3
@ Houston 70-68 Win 2-1
September 5
West Finals, G1
Los Angeles 77-69 Win 3-1
September 7
West Finals, G2
@ Los Angeles 54-79 Loss 3-2
September 8
West Finals, G3
@ Los Angeles 63-66 Loss 3-3

Player stats[edit]

Player GP REB AST STL BLK PTS
Yolanda Griffith 34 248 46 57 39 469
Tangela Smith 34 187 52 43 32 430
DeMya Walker 34 149 47 25 23 307
Edna Campbell 34 70 43 21 5 267
Kara Lawson 34 107 56 15 5 263
Ticha Penicheiro 34 119 229 61 1 183
Ruthie Bolton 33 57 35 33 2 149
Lady Grooms 34 46 29 17 5 111
Hamchetou Maiga-Ba 22 37 14 18 2 42
Chantelle Anderson 26 24 5 5 5 42
La'Keshia Frett 24 23 12 2 3 36

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