INDIANAPOLIS – In pursuit of a second WNBA championship while hosting Game 3 of the WNBA Finals on Friday, Oct. 9 (8:00 p.m.), the Indiana Fever will honor a pair of past stars who helped the franchise to its 2012 title – Katie Douglas and Tammy Sutton-Brown.
Both players have retired within the past three seasons, Sutton-Brown following the 2012 title run and Douglas prior to the 2014 campaign. The No. 2 and No. 4 scorers in franchise history, both were key figures in the Fever’s run to the 2009 Finals as well as their return in 2012.
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Douglas is a homegrown Indianapolis native who was a favorite among Indiana fans. She prepped at Perry Meridian High School before embarking on a national championship college career. She opened and closed her pro career with the Connecticut Sun, but in between played six years with Indiana. She ranks second franchise scoring and 3-point shooting leaders, and owns the franchise record with 34 points in a single game. Her 15.4-point career average with Indiana is second in club history.
Sutton-Brown enjoyed a long WNBA career that began in Charlotte and ended with six years in Indiana. The Canadian star was a six-year starter with the Fever, frequently leading the club in blocked shots while averaging a steady 8.5 points and 4.7 rebounds in her Fever career. Her Indiana tenure culminated with the Fever’s championship in 2012, ending as the No. 3 scorer and No. 3 rebounder in franchise history.
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The Fever Playoffs are presented by Old National Bank. Fans are encouraged to wear RED to Friday’s game, the same as in 2012 when the Fever won its first WNBA championship and the first pro basketball championship in Indiana since the ABA Indiana Pacers in 1973.
Participating in their WNBA-record 11th consecutive postseason, the Fever enter Friday’s Game 3 with more playoff victories (34, tied with Los Angeles) than any franchise in WNBA history. Bankers Life Fieldhouse has been host to more WNBA playoff games (30) than any other venue. On Friday, star forward Tamika Catchings is expected to break a WNBA postseason record by participating in her 65th career playoff game.