Sacramento 94, Detroit 61
Brunson Leads Monarchs to Rout of Shock
SACRAMENTO, Calif., July 30 (Ticker) -- Rebekkah Brunson helped give the Detroit Shock quite a jolt.
Brunson came off the bench to score 18 points as the Sacramento Monarchs rebounded from a disappointing road trip with an impressive 94-61 rout of the Shock.
The Monarchs turned the tables in this one, taking control of the game with a huge second quarter, when they outscored the Shock, 24-6, to build a 45-27 halftime lead.
Griffith scored nine points and Brunson six in the period to pace the Monarchs. Brunson made 7-of-9 shots in 23 minutes.
The Shock made just 2-of-16 shots and committed five of their 21 turnovers in the second quarter.
DeMya Walker added 11 points for the Monarchs, who extended their lead to 67-40 after three quarters. They led by as many as 37 points in the final period en route to their sixth straight home win.
Sacramento shot 48 percent (31-of-65) in remaining 5 1/2 games behind first-place Los Angeles in the Western Conference.
Deanna Nolan and Cheryl Ford scored 12 points apiece for Detroit (18-8), which shot just 28 percent (17-of-61) and fell 2 1/2 games behind first-place Connecticut in the East.
Next Games: On Tuesday, the Shock take on the visiting Fever at 8 p.m. ET and the Monarchs will host Houston at 10 p.m. ET. Both games will be broadcast on ESPN 2.