Silver Stars Outshine Fever 64-53

Ebony Hoffman
Hoffman continues to dominate as one of the league's leading rebounders. She grabbed nine rebounds on her way to eight points, one assist and one steal.
Tan White
White contributed 13 points, six rebounds, two assists and one steal for the Fever.
Lin Dunn
On Losing The Early Lead:
"We came out aggressive and intense to start the game. Then all of a sudden, we were in foul trouble and had to make some adjustments we didn't want to. From that point on, I just didn't think we matched their intensity."

Katie Douglas
On Getting Outscored 18-8 In The Second Quarter:
"That was an extremely ugly quarter, and we couldn't get shots to fall. Sometimes you can have a lull on offense, but when that happens you have to buckle down on defense. You can't let it get away from you. When you don't get stops or rebounds, it's tough. [San Antonio] got too many easy baskets."

Points in the paint:
Fever 24, Silver Stars 34
Second-chance points:
Fever 8, Silver Stars 10
Fast-break points:
Fever 2, Silver Stars 3
Points off turnovers:
Fever 8, Silvers Stars 16
Starters scoring:
Fever 40, Silvers Stars 47
Bench scoring:
Fever 13, Silvers Stars 17
Silver Stars 64, Fever 53
June 11, 2008 at AT&T Center (San Antonio, Tex.)
Box Score | WNBA Recap

Team Record 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Indiana 4-3 12 8 17 16 53
at San Antonio 4-4 10 18 21 15 64

SAN ANTONIO(AP) -- Sophia Young returned to the starting lineup and scored 17 points to lead the San Antonio Silver Stars to a 64-53 win over the Indiana Fever on Wednesday night.

Young, who did not play in Sunday's loss to Minnesota because of a strained groin, was 8-for-12 from the field.

Ann Wauters scored 12 and Vickie Johnson 10 as San Antonio (4-4) remained undefeated at home.

Katie Douglas and Tan White both had 13 to lead the Fever (4-3). Ebony Hoffman added nine rebounds in Indiana's first loss in San Antonio.

San Antonio, down by two entering the second quarter, used its defense to hold the Fever to eight points on 3 of 18 (17 percent) shooting, and then went on a 12-0 run with 4 minutes left in the half.

Young scored five of those points during that streak as the Silver Stars entered halftime up 28-20.

The Fever cut the lead to eight on a layup by White with 2:16 left in the third quarter.

But San Antonio would storm back and pushed the lead to 19, its largest of the game, when Johnson's 14-foot jumper made it 64-45 with 4:29 left.

San Antonio, the worst shooting team in the league at 38.7 percent, got hot against the top defense in the WNBA. San Antonio went 25 of 60 from the field for 41 percent for the game.

Becky Hammon, who needed four points to hit 3,000 for her career, scored only two. She was 1-for-7 from the field.