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The Storm cut Mikaela Ruef and Valencia McFarland on Tuesday.

Ruef, a 6-foot-3 forward, was the Storm’s third-round pick in April’s draft. McFarland, a 5-4 point guard, was a training-camp invitee.

Seattle’s roster stands at 11 players. Veteran point guard Temeka Johnson is expected to report to training camp this week. She was given time to recoup after playing in Russia during the WNBA offseason.

Storm coach and general manager Brian Agler can have a maximum 12-player roster. Ruef, a standout at Stanford, and McFarland, who starred at Ole Miss, were cut after the arrival of veterans Sue Bird, Tanisha Wright and Camille Little.

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Seattle opens its 15th season on May 16 against Los Angeles at KeyArena.


• Heading into Wednesday’s third and final round, Western Washington moved up one spot and is 13th among 20 teams competing in the NCAA Division II men’s golf West/South Central Regional at the 6,909-yard Grey Rock Golf Course in Austin, Texas.

When the three-day, 54-hole regional ends, the top six teams advance to the national championships on May 19-23.

The Vikings, who entered as the No. 6 seed in the West Region, shot 303 for a 36-hole total of 612.

• Western Washington women’s golfer Kristen Hansen moved up five spots into a tie for 23rd at the NCAA Division II West Super Regional at the Walnut Creek Country Club in Mansfield, Texas.

The third and final round takes place Wednesday.

Hansen, a sophomore from Mead High in Spokane, shot a 9-over par 81 for a two-round total of 163.

From sports-information reports.

Seattle Times staff reporter Jayda Evans contributed to this report.

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