Silver Stars down Shock, 89-79.
Sophia Young led the Silver stars with 20 points and grabbed five rebounds. Jia Perkins added 17 points off the bench, while Becky Hammon and Danielle Robinson both had 15.
Rookie Riquna Williams led the Shock with 17 points. Guard Roneeka Hodges had 16 points, her most since joining the Shock last month.
Head Coach Gary Kloppenburg said the Shock needs to improve it’s energy level.
“They’re good. Down the stretch they got to put in Hammond and Young. They got some high level veteran players that really know how to make plays down the stretch and I really think that was the difference for them offensively.”
The Silver Stars on a 12-0 run to make it 27-12 from 2:50 until 1:06 left in the first quarter.
The Shock open the second quarter from 9:12 on a 15-6 run to pull within five until 5:56 to make it 35-30.
Sparking a 10-2 run the Shock took the lead40-39 on a layup from Ivory Latta from 5:32-3:04.
The Silver Stars and the Shock went into the half tied at 46-46. The Shock scored 31 points in the second quarter, the most point they’ve scored in a second quarter this season.
San Antonio opened the fourth quarter on a 10-3 run to make it 72-66 from 9:33 until 6:57 left in the game.
The Silver Stars didn’t look back an 11-4 from 5:23 until 3:07 left in the game made their lead 83-74.
Forward Glory Johnson earned 15 points and grabbed five rebounds.
“It starts with energy. We messed up a lot on defense. You can’t mess up that many times with a team like this on the defensive end. Offensively, we were keeping up but they were scoring and wewere scoring too but they were shooting threes and we were trying to get twos and we were missing. They played better defense than we did.”
The Shock have lost eleven in a row to the Silver Stars and will face them three more times this season.