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Friday, June 26, 2015

No European Games medal for former UConn star

Tiffany Hayes has been away from the Atlanta Dream along with teammate Aneika Henry because she was trying to lead Azerbajian to a medal in the 3x3 basketball competition at the European Games.

Hayes helped  Azerbajian win three of its first four games to reach the quarterfinals. Hayes made a one-point basket to break a 16-16 tie but Spain ended the match scoring the final three points to record the 19-17 win in the quarterfinals.

Hayes got off to a slow start with two points in the first two matches, a 15-11 loss to Switzerland and 14-10 win over Netherlands. In the final three matches she had 23 points including a team-high 10 in a 17-10 Round of 16 victory against Lithuania.

Russia won the gold medal beating Ukraine 22-17 in the championship game while Spain earned the bronze medal.

Hayes has played in five games for the Dream, scoring in double figures in each contest. Despite getting off to a tough start shooting the ball making 30 percent of her shots and shooting 27 percent from 3-point range, Hayes is Atlanta's second-leading scorer with an average of 12.2 points per game. Atlanta has a 1-3 record without Hayes heading into tonight's game against Washington.

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