Here's what stood out in my mind for the first half: Meghan Gardler. In eight minutes, she has seven points, two steals, two assists and a rebound. Compared to Tina Charles' three points, two rebounds, one steal and three fouls in seven minutes, Gardler looks like an all-american.
What is she doing? She's making smart passes, she's boxing out, she's crashing the boards, she's hustling, she's taking shots only when they are present. These are things that good players do -- they play within themselves.
Charles hasn't looked good and neither has Renee Montgomery. Maya Moore is tied for the game-high in scoring, but hasn't be as much a factor on the scoreboard as she has on the glass and in doing the little things.