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By KATE HEDLIN, STATS Writer

After snapping an eight-game road losing streak, the San Antonio Silver Stars hope it won't take nearly as long to win away from home again.

Facing the winless Atlanta Dream on Wednesday, San Antonio appears in good position to make it two straight road victories.

The Silver Stars (6-4) are tied for second place in the Western Conference despite losing their first four road games. They ended their eight-game road skid with a 70-60 win over Indiana on Sunday - their first victory away from the AT&T Center since Aug. 14.

Ann Wauters had 19 points and 10 rebounds while Sophia Young added 18 points for San Antonio, which won its third straight.

"We ... played strong defense and played well collectively as a team," said Wauters, who helped the Silver Stars outrebound Indiana 36-27.

The Stars are one of the WNBA's top defensive clubs, but lost their previous four road games by an average of 11.3 points and gave up a season-high 90 points in their last road contest June 8. San Antonio, though, held Indiana to 36.2 percent shooting for the game and outscored the Fever 21-12 in the final quarter.

In their last three wins, the Silver Stars have limited opponents to an average of 60.6 points. They're allowing 69.8 points per game on the season, second fewest in the league.

The Dream (0-10) fell 88-79 to Houston on Monday, making the expansion club the third WNBA team to start a season with 10 losses. The Detroit Shock opened 0-13 in 2003 and the Comets lost a franchise-record 10 in a row to start last season.

Betty Lennox had 29 points and 11 rebounds while Ivory Latta added 21 points for the Dream. Atlanta trailed most of the game before pulling within a point late in the third quarter on Lennox's two free throws, but Houston ran out to another big lead and the Dream never recovered.

Six of Atlanta's 10 defeats have come at home. Overall, the Dream are averaging 71.9 points while giving up 84.9 - the largest scoring differential in the WNBA.

One of the few bright spots for Atlanta has been Lennox, who's scored at least 28 points in four of the last seven games and ranks fourth in the WNBA with 20.0 points per game.

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