Shock fall to Storm

The Seattle Storm defeated the Tulsa Shock, 101-74, on September 6, 2012 at the KeyArena in Seattle, WA.

The first quarter was a tight contest with Seattle edging Tulsa 26-24 on a layup from Ann Wauters with 1.5 seconds left.

At the start of the second quarter the Shock grabbed the lead on two Kayla Pedersen free throws with 8:53 left in the half. Seattle responded with a 10-0 run from 7:38 to 5:32 to make it 38-30. The Storm had a 13-3 run to close out the half from 3:30 until 27.3 seconds left. Seattle led Tulsa 53-40 at the half.

At the start of the third quarter a seven straight points from Seattle’s Lauren Jackson made their lead 20 at 60-40 with 8:17 left in the quarter. The Storm had another big run outscoring the Shock 11-3 from 3:23 to 34.4 seconds left to led 79-49 at the end of the third.

In the fourth quarter the Storm stayed consistent and the Shock couldn’t make up the deficit.

Ivory Latta led the Shock with 18 points, while Riquna Williams earned 17. Roneeka Hodges grabbed a season-high seven boards.

Lauren Jackson led the Storm with a season-high 23 points in 14:28 on the court. Rookie Shekinna Stricklen grabbed eight rebounds and had 15 points.

Both teams combined to make 27 three-pointers, the most in WNBA history. The record was previously 25 Phoenix vs. Minnesota on July 22, 2007.

The 27-point margin gave Seattle is largest victory of the season and gave Tulsa its worst defeat.