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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 26, 2007 10:23 PM


Posted by Jayda Evans

Sometimes it's hard to remember all that Storm guard Betty Lennox is going through this season given her play on the court. The spry 5-foot-8 shooter isn't afraid to get underneath the basket for rebounds, is passing better than she has in the past, and playing comparable defense.

All that while dealing with an offcourt family situation and being hampered by an aggravated Achilles.

"I try not to show any weakness out there," said Lennox, who finished with 12 points, four rebounds, and four assists with only one turnover in 21 minutes against Chicago. "It may be playing a big part in my shooting, but I'm trying to be mentally tough in playing through it."

But at one point the pain was nearly unbearable tonight. Lennox, who is shooting a career-low 29.6 percent from three-point range, switched shoes last week and is still having problems finding a comfortable pair.

"I can't wait to get the shoes off," said Lennox of the way she feels postgame. "I was going to take them off today in the fourth quarter not knowing I wasn't going back in. Just to get that pressure off. But I've just really got to try to go out and do the dirty work and put it behind me. I can't harp on every step, every movement, every loose ball, you know."

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