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Jayda Evans covers college and pro women's basketball. While its her first year on the Washington beat, she has covered the Storm since its inception. She'll offer observations, critiques, occasional off-beat tales and answers to select e-mail inquires. Evans also has written a book on the Storm and women's hoops, called "Game On!"

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June 7, 2007 10:38 PM

Where's the rebound?

Posted by Jayda Evans

Looked at the stat sheet and thought there was a misprint. Yes, I watched the game, but Storm center Janell Burse didn't have a single rebound in nearly 30 minutes? Unbelievable.

Burse and Jackson are the only players averaging double-doubles in the league. Burse said there was a lot of pushing and shoving under the hoop, which is why she lost her cool and was given a technical in the first half (which will cost $150), but she's got to be used to that by now. Plus she's strong enough to play through it.

I wanted to pin that on the loss -- the Storm was outrebounded 35-27 overall -- but Seattle actually outrebounded Sacramento 7-5 in the final quarter when a Sue Bird three-pointer cut the lead to two points. Still, it's a shocker that Burse was pushed around like that.

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