Tulsa Picks Up First Home Win

TULSA—The Tulsa Shock won their first game at the BOK Center when they defeated the Indiana Shock 79-74 on Saturday.

Rookie guard Natasha Lacy had a career night when she racked up 15 points and five assists against the Fever. She also recorded her first made three-point basket, a half court heave at the end of the third quarter to cut the Fever’s lead to just three. Lacy, Amber Holt and Plenette Pierson all came off the bench to combine for 43 points, outscoring the Shock starters by seven points.

There were seven ties and 16 lead changes in a tightly contested battle between the two teams. Tulsa continued their dominance under the basket, outscoring Indiana 38-20 in points in the paint.

For the fifth straight game, everyone on Tulsa’s roster saw playing time in the first half.

“We’ve been close but tonight we were able to finish, and that’s important,” Head Coach Nolan Richardson said. “The ladies played with a lot of energy. That’s what we’ve talked about the last two or three days, that we know what we’re doing now and we just have to bring the energy to the game … That’s what took place tonight.”

The win puts the Shock in a tie for third place in the Western Conference with the San Antonio Silver Stars. Tulsa will be back in action when they host the Minnesota Lynx in their third match up of the season on Friday June 4.