Whalen happy to reach milestone with Lynx

Published 5:02 pm Sunday, June 11, 2017

Minnesota Lynx guard Lindsay Whalen says she’s happy to reach a WNBA milestone as a member of the team in her home state.

Whalen became the all-time winningest player in league history Friday when the visiting Lynx defeated the Washington Mystics 98-73. It was the 295th win in 14 seasons for Whalen, who moved past Swin Cash.

Whalen is a native of Hutchinson and played college basketball at the University of Minnesota. She was traded to the Lynx from Connecticut in 2010.

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Whalen says she could not have won so many games without her teammates and was happy she “could do it as a Lynx.”

Minnesota head coach Cheryl Reeve says Whalen has represented what it means to be a Lynx, who are 8-0 on the season.