Stricklen scores 19, Storm roll by Stars 88-67

Stricklen scores 19, Storm roll by Stars 88-67

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Stricklen scores 19, Storm roll by Stars 88-67

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by Associated Press

NWCN.com

Posted on July 11, 2014 at 7:08 PM

Updated Friday, Jul 11 at 7:12 PM

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Shekinna Stricklen scored a season-high 19 points and the Seattle Storm rolled to an 88-67 victory over the San Antonio Stars on Friday night.
    
Crystal Langhorne added 16 points, Sue Bird 14 and Camille Little 10 for Seattle (9-13), which won its second straight game in San Antonio.
    
Kayla McBride had 13 points to lead the Stars (11-10), and Danielle Robinson and Shameka Christon scored 10 points each.
    
The Storm led by as many as 21 points and held a double-digit lead throughout the second half.
    
Seattle struggled early against San Antonio's physical defense, opening the game with 3-for-11 shooting. The Storm beat the pressure by pushing the tempo, closing the quarter by shooting 6 for 7 in a 9-2 run.
    
Stricklen raced down the court for a layup just before the buzzer to give the Storm a 20-19 lead. She hit a 19-foot jumper and had another fast-break layup as part of a 7-0 run to open the second quarter.
    
Temeka Johnson's 3-pointer extended Seattle's lead to 32-23.
    
Seattle was 9 for 21 on 3s, including Stricklen's 3-for-6 shooting.
    
With their offense back in sync, the Storm turned up their defensive pressure, forcing 13 turnovers that resulted in 19 points.
    
San Antonio was 2 for 13 in the third quarter.
    
Following Robinson's 10-foot jumper at the 7:15 mark, the Stars did not score again in the third until Shenise Johnson's 3-pointer with 37.9 seconds remaining.
    
San Antonio pulled within 61-73 on a four-point play off a foul committed against Christon under the basket on a 3-pointer by Jayne Appel. Seattle responded with a 9-2 run to close out the victory.

 

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