GAME LEADERS S. Johnson
Silver Stars slip past Storm 70-64
SAN ANTONIO (AP) Shenise Johnson had 17 points and 10 rebounds and the San Antonio Silver Stars held on for a 70-64 victory over Seattle on Sunday.
The Silver Stars' win snapped the Storm's three-game winning streak.
Danielle Adams and Jia Perkins each had 14 points and Davellyn Whyte added 13 points and seven assists in her second career start for San Antonio (10-17).
Reserve forward Noelle Quinn had 14 points to lead Seattle (13-14). Tina Thompson and Camille Little each had 11 points and Temeka Wright added 10 for the Storm.
The Storm shot 36 percent from the field and were outrebounded by the smaller, but more aggressive Silver Stars.
After struggling to get their shots off in the first half, Seattle rallied in the second half behind a more aggressive approach on offense and defense.
The Storm pulled within 56-50 with 5 minutes left in the game behind an 8-0 run fueled by a turnover and a steal against the Silver Stars.
Whyte, Perkins and Johnson closed out the victory, scoring the final six points.
With Quinn, Thompson and Shekinna Stricklen attacking San Antonio's interior defense, Seattle went on an 11-2 run to pull within 48-42 with a minute left in the third quarter. The trio combined for 14 points in the quarter.
Starting in place of an injured Danielle Robinson, White had an assist on each of the Silver Stars' first three baskets as they raced to an 8-0 lead. She added a 3-pointer that gave San Antonio an 11-2 lead.
Robinson missed her second game after straining her right knee at Indiana on Aug. 21.
Seattle only attempted two shots on its first four possessions while committing a shot-clock violation and a turnover.
The Storm struggled to get a shot off against the Silver Stars' aggressive defensive switches, finishing the first quarter 2 for 8. They also failed to get a single offensive rebound in the opening quarter.
The Storm's shooting didn't improve greatly in the second quarter, but they did have six offensive rebounds, including four on their third possession.
Seattle guard Sue Bird suited up, but did not play.
San Antonio coach Dan Hughes was assessed a technical foul with 3:35 left in first quarter.
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