2004 Charlotte Sting season

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2004 Charlotte Sting season
Coach Trudi Lacey
Arena Charlotte Coliseum
Attendance 6,846 per game
Results
Record 16–18 (.471)
Place 5th (Eastern)
Playoff finish Did Not Qualify
Team Leaders
Points Allison Feaster (11.8)
Rebounds Tammy Sutton-Brown (6.2)
Assists Dawn Staley (5.0)

The 2004 WNBA season was the eighth season for the Charlotte Sting. The team fell short for the WNBA Playoffs for the first time in four years, falling a game short to the Washington Mystics.

Offseason[edit]

Dispersal Draft[edit]

Based on the Sting's 2003 record, they would pick 9th in the Cleveland Rockers dispersal draft. The Sting picked Mery Andrade.

WNBA Draft[edit]

Round Pick Player Nationality College/School/Team
1 3 Nicole Powell (G/F)  United States Stanford
2 18 Kelly Mazzante (F)  United States Penn State
2 22 Jenni Benningfield (F)  United States Vanderbilt
3 35 Jia Perkins (G)  United States Texas Tech

Transactions[edit]

  • February 5: The Sting traded Kelly Miller and their 9th pick in the 2004 WNBA Draft to the Fever in exchange for Indiana's 3rd and 18th picks in the 2004 WNBA Draft.
  • March 1: The Sting signed Andrea Stinson to a contract extension
  • March 12: The Sting signed Olympia Scott-Richardson.
  • March 18: The Sting signed Kara Wolters.
  • April 5: The Sting signed Sophia Witherspoon.
  • April 21: The Sting signed Telisha Quarles, Lenae Williams, Latoya Davis, and Cristina Ciocan.
  • April 25: The Sting signed La'Keshia Frett.
  • April 27: The Sting waived Lenae Williams.
  • April 30: The Sting waived Telisha Quarles.
  • May 4: The Sting waived Cristina Ciocan.
  • May 6: The Sting waived Latoya Davis and signed Tera Bjorklund.
  • May 11: The Sting waived Latoya Turner.
  • May 12: The Sting waived Kara Wolters.
  • May 17: The Sting waived Sophia Witherspoon and signed Rita Williams.
  • May 19: The Sting waived Jenni Benningfield, Rita Williams, Marla Brumfield, and Tera Bjorklund.

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Eastern Conference W L PCT GB Home Road Conf.
Connecticut Sun x 18 16 .529 10–7 8–9 14–6
New York Liberty x 18 16 .529 11–6 7–10 10–10
Detroit Shock x 17 17 .500 1.0 8–9 9–8 11–9
Washington Mystics x 17 17 .500 1.0 11–6 6–11 9–11
Charlotte Sting o 16 18 .471 2.0 10–7 6–11 8–12
Indiana Fever o 15 19 .441 3.0 10–7 5–12 8–12

Season schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Score Result Record
May 21 Houston 53-60 Loss 0-1
May 22 @ Washington 71-68 Win 1-1
May 28 Indiana 63-41 Win 2-1
June 1 New York 53-63 Loss 2-2
June 3 @ Connecticut 62-71 Loss 2-3
June 5 @ Indiana 57-70 Loss 2-4
June 9 @ Los Angeles 68-82 Loss 2-5
June 11 @ Phoenix 59-51 Win 3-5
June 15 San Antonio 59-57 Win 4-5
June 18 @ Connecticut 63-58 (OT) Win 5-5
June 20 Los Angeles 68-63 (OT) Win 6-5
June 23 Detroit 60-65 Loss 6-6
June 26 Indiana 46-37 Win 7-6
July 1 Phoenix 59-71 Loss 7-7
July 3 @ Houston 62-55 Win 8-7
July 8 Seattle 70-67 Win 9-7
July 10 Washington 67-65 Win 10-7
July 15 @ Washington 54-68 Loss 10-8
July 18 @ New York 58-75 Loss 10-9
July 20 New York 74-80 (OT) Loss 10-10
July 23 @ Detroit 53-63 Loss 10-11
July 24 Washington 70-41 Win 11-11
July 28 @ Indiana 63-53 Win 12-11
July 31 @ Sacramento 61-62 Loss 12-12
August 1 @ Seattle 55-87 Loss 12-13
September 1 Connecticut 62-55 Win 13-13
September 2 @ New York 52-56 Loss 13-14
September 4 Detroit 58-66 Loss 13-15
September 8 @ Minnesota 72-68 Win 14-15
September 9 Sacramento 74-69 Win 15-15
September 11 Minnesota 60-50 Win 16-15
September 15 Connecticut 67-81 Loss 16-16
September 17 @ San Antonio 65-82 Loss 16-17
September 19 @ Detroit 54-68 Loss 16-18

Player stats[edit]

Player GP REB AST STL BLK PTS
Allison Feaster 33 84 60 27 6 388
Tammy Sutton-Brown 34 211 15 31 71 325
Dawn Staley 34 58 171 43 2 302
Charlotte Smith-Taylor 34 139 40 18 13 280
Tynesha Lewis 34 57 44 27 7 246
Andrea Stinson 34 119 49 27 7 203
Nicole Powell 31 71 16 15 4 132
Kelly Mazzante 34 33 9 7 2 79
Olympia Scott-Richardson 34 65 10 9 13 73
Teana Miller 9 18 0 2 6 35
Mery Andrade 12 4 7 0 1 9
Jia Perkins 4 3 1 3 0 3
Tera Bjorklund 4 0 0 0 0 2

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