Former WVU women’s basketball star Bria Holmes is off to a hot start for the Atlanta Dream of the WNBA.
In the Dream victory Sunday, the former Mountaineer poured in 15 points on a woeful 5-of-14 from the field; Holmes did connect on 2-of-3 3-pointers and three of her four free throws.
Just like her playing days in Morgantown, contributing in every facet continues to be part of Holmes’ arsenal. Along with her 15 points, Holmes tallied six rebounds (four on the offensive end), two assists, two steals and a block on her way to Player of the Game.
After a slow first quarter by the Dream (and admittedly – Holmes), they took control in the second and never looked back.
“We came in a little sluggish. We could have come in with more energy, but we picked it up at the half and came out with a win,” said Holmes. On being player of the game, Holmes, “felt a little slow at the beginning, like all of us were, but was just doing whatever I needed to do to help my team.”
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In Sunday’s 78-72 loss to the Washington Mystics, Holmes again shot 5-for-14 from the field, but was unable to connect on any of her four 3-point attempts. She still managed 13 points, but was held to just two rebounds and a single assist.
Through the first seven games of the season, the second-year player from WVU is averaging 13.2 points, 3.3 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 1.5 steals in 32.6 minutes per game.
Her 49 made triples are the third-most in the WNBA.
With the season in full swing, the Dream will play four games over the next nine days; Wednesday, at New York Liberty, 11 a.m.; Saturday, June 10th at Connecticut Sun, 7 p.m.; Tuesday, June 13 at Seattle Storm, 10 p.m.; and Thursday, June 15 at Indiana Fever, 7 p.m. You can find the entire schedule here.