Published September 25. 2012 4:00AM
Connecticut Sun center Tina Charles was named the WNBA's Eastern Conference Player of the Week for the fourth time this season.
Charles helped the Sun go 2-0. She led the Eastern Conference in rebounding (10.5 rpg) and ranked third in scoring (17.0 ppg) and blocks (1.5 bpg). She finished the regular season as the league-leader in total rebounds (345) and rebounding average (10.4) for the third time in as many years. Charles also set a Sun franchise single-season scoring record, averaging 18 points per game.
In the Sun's 73-69 over the Indiana Fever Wednesday, Charles became the fastest player in WNBA history to reach 1,100 rebounds. It was her 100th game, urpassing the mark of Yolanda Griffith who needed 104 games to reach the milestone.
The Sun begin the WNBA playoffs at home against New York on Thursday (8 p.m., ESPN2).
— Day Staff Reports