Silver Stars Win Third Straight

HOUSTON, May 29 (AP) -- Becky Hammon scored 26 points, leading the San Antonio Silver Stars to a 82-71 win over the Houston Comets on Tuesday night.

The loss marks the first time in franchise history the Comets have started 0-3.

San Antonio (3-1) recovered from a 13-point first quarter deficit by outscoring the Comets 29-9 the rest of the first half. Hammon had 13 points in the first half, including eight points in a 13-0 run to end the half as the Silver Stars took a 35-28 lead.

The Silver Stars increased their lead to 58-44 with 1:42 left in the third quarter on Sophia Young's layup. Houston (0-3) closed within seven points several times in the fourth quarter, but got no closer.

Hammon was 6-of-9 from behind the arc to lead San Antonio, which hit a franchise-record 13 three-pointers. Young added 16 points, and reserve Erin Buescher netted 11 points.

Michelle Snow led the Comets with 20 points and 12 rebounds, her second straight double-double. Tina Thompson added 18 points, and Hamchetou Maiga-Ba had 12 points. Sheryl Swoopes only scored six points and didn't hit a field goal until there was 5:42 left in the game.

Houston was 9-of-12 in the first quarter, then shot 9-of-33 in the second and third quarters combined.

Silver Stars 82, Comets 71 (F)
Becky Hammon scored 26 points, leading the San Antonio Silver Stars to a 82-71 win over the Houston Comets on Tuesday night.