Found September 24, 2013 on Fox Sports South:
PLAYERS: Angel Mccoughtry
ATLANTA -- If it had been a movie they would have called it "Erika's Choice". Before the Atlanta Dream began their three-game series against the Washington Mystics in the WNBA Eastern Conference semifinals, Brazilian center Erika de Souza, one of the best low-post players in women's basketball, had to choose between returning to her home country to help the national team qualify for the World Championships in Turkey, or stay with her teammates in Atlanta.It was a heart-wrenching call, one she still has trouble discussing without emotions pouring out. With the 2016 Olympics looming in Brazil, every international competition is important. But de Souza stayed with her WNBA teammates, and once the decision was made, she played with an intensity and determination not seen all year. On Monday night, after three quarters of what could only be described as lackluster basketball, de Souza took over the final game of the series, leading Atlanta to an 80-72 win and a trip to ...
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