SAN ANTONIO, Aug. 11 (Ticker) -- Jurgita Streimikyte scored most of her 10 points when it mattered most.

Streimikyte triggered a decisive first-half surge and fueled a second-half run as the Indiana Fever held off the San Antonio Silver Stars, 57-50, to snap a two-game slide.

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Streimikyte made 5-of-7 shots and grabbed nine rebounds. She was in the middle of a pair of key stretches, helping the Fever maintain their hold on a potential playoff spot.

A jumper by Streimikyte snapped a 19-19 tie with 4:11 left in the first half and started a 12-5 run that closed the period. She added another hoop before Coretta Brown's 3-pointer at the horn made it 31-24.

The Silver Stars closed to 35-32 on two free throws by Shyra Ely with 15:50 to play. Streimikyte sank a pair of baskets and Tamika Catchings scored to rebuild the lead to 41-34, and it was at least a two-possession game thereafter.

Catchings had 11 points and six assists before fouling out and rookie Tan White scored nine points off the bench for Indiana (16-11), which opened a two-game lead over Washington in the race for second place in the Eastern Conference.

Marie Ferdinand scored 12 points for the Silver Stars (7-22), who were swept in the season series and have lost four in a row overall.