WNBA: Detroit 76, San Antonio 60

WNBA: Detroit 76, San Antonio 60

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Oct. 5 (UPI) -- Katie Smith's 18 points led the Detroit Shock to a 76-60 victory over the San Antonio Silver Stars Sunday for the WNBA championship.

WNBA: Detroit 69, San Antonio 61

SAN ANTONIO, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- Katie Smith helped Detroit to a big early lead Friday and the Shock fought off a San Antonio comeback to down the Silver Stars in the WNBA Finals 69-61.

WNBA: Detroit 77, San Antonio 69

SAN ANTONIO, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- Kara Braxton ignited a streak of eight straight points to end the game Wednesday, giving Detroit a 77-69 win over San Antonio in the opener of the WNBA Finals.

WNBA: Detroit 75, New York 73

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Sept. 29 (UPI) -- Deanna Nolan scored 23 points Monday to lead Detroit past New York 75-73 in the deciding Game 3 of the WNBA Eastern Conference finals.

WNBA: Detroit 88, Phoenix 83

PHOENIX, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- Katie Smith and Deanna Nolan combined for 42 points Tuesday, carrying Detroit to an 88-83 win over Phoenix in Game 3 of the WNBA Finals.

WNBA: Detroit 108, Phoenix 100

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Sept. 5 (UPI) -- Plenette Pierson scored 26 points and had 10 rebounds Wednesday as Detroit rallied to win the opener of the WNBA Finals over Phoenix 108-100.

WNBA: Detroit 80, Sacramento 75

DETROIT, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Detroit outscored Sacramento, 22-9, in the third quarter Saturday afternoon and beat the Monarchs, 80-75, to win the WNBA title, three games to two.

WNBA: Detroit 72, Sacramento 52

SACRAMENTO, Sept. 6 (UPI) -- Katie Smith scored 22 points Wednesday night to lead Detroit over Sacramento, 72-52, and tie the WNBA Finals at two games each.

WNBA: Detroit 73, Connecticut 63

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Sept. 1 (UPI) -- Deanna Nolan and Katie Smith combined for 37 points Friday night as Detroit beat Connecticut, 73-63, in Game Two of the WNBA Finals.

WNBA: Connecticut 95, Detroit 71

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Aug. 30 (UPI) -- Kara Lawson scored 22 points Wednesday to lead Sacramento to a 95-71 rout of Detroit in Game One of the WNBA Finals at Auburn Hills, Mich.

WNBA: Detroit 79, Connecticut 55

UNCASVILLE, Conn., Aug. 28 (UPI) -- Swin Cash had 16 points and eight rebounds as the Detroit Shock beat the Connecticut Sun, 79-55, Sunday night to take the WNBA Eastern Conference title.

WNBA: Detroit 70, Connecticut 59

AUBURN HILLS, Mo., Aug. 24 (UPI) -- Deanna Nolan had 21 points and seven assists Thursday night as Detroit beat Connecticut, 70-59, in Game 1 of the WNBA Eastern Conference Finals.

East wins WNBA All-Star Game

NEW YORK, July 12 (UPI) -- Michelle Snow's dunk with 6.3 seconds left came too late Wednesday as the Western Conference lost to the East 98-82 in the WNBA All-Star Game in New York.

WNBA: Indiana 67, Detroit 60

INDIANAPOLIS, May 20 (UPI) -- Tamika Catchings had 16 points and 14 rebounds Saturday as the Indiana Fever beat Detroit, 67-60, in the season opener for both clubs.

WNBA: Connecticut 73, Detroit 62

UNCASVILLE, Conn., Sept. 1 (UPI) -- Nykesha Sales had 19 points Wednesday night to lead Connecticut to a 73-62 win over Detroit in the opener of their WNBA Eastern Conference playoff series.
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Katie Smith
President Barack Obama poses with Detroit Shock captain Cheryl Ford (L) and team MVP Katie Smith of the 2008 WHBA Champions Detroit Shock as they give him a ball and a personalized jersey as Obama welcomes the team to the White House in Washington on July 27, 2009. (UPI Photo/Kevin Dietsch)

Katherine May "Katie" Smith (born June 4, 1974) is an American professional basketball player in the WNBA. Her primary position is shooting guard, although she sometimes plays small forward or point guard.

Smith was born in Lancaster, Ohio and spent her formative years in Logan, Ohio. She grew up in a family of student-athletes. Her brother John Smith won a national championship in 1993 as the center for Mount Union. She began playing basketball as early as the 5th grade on a boys' team and took tap dance and ballet lessons as a youngster.

In high school she was named the national Gatorade National Player of the Year during her senior year as she guided the Lady Chieftains to the Division I Ohio Girls' Basketball state championship game. Smith was named a High School All-American by the WBCA. She participated in the inaugural WBCA High School All-America Game in 1992, scoring fourteen points, and earning MVP honors.

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