It was thought that Ticha Penicheiro (pictured) was the solution to much of what ailed the hapless Monarchs. But the four-time All-Star, who missed four games with a sprained thumb on her right hand, hasn't provided the Monarchs much of a lift since returning to the lineup last Friday. She averaged just 4.7 points and 3.0 assists in the Monarchs' losses to San Antonio (62-52), Detroit (86-72) and Chicago (74-72).
Next three: 7/2 at Minnesota; 7/7 vs. Chicago; 7/9 at Seattle
Text: Andrew Lawrence
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