Monday , August 21 2017
Home / Sports / Mercury buried by Storm's 10 3-pointers
pi-wnba-mercury-generic-051614.vresize.335.220.high_.0.jpg

Mercury buried by Storm's 10 3-pointers


PHOENIX  — Breanna Stewart and Jewell Loyd scored 20 points apiece, and the Seattle Storm beat the Phoenix Mercury 98-89 on Saturday night in their first game since Gary Kloppenburg took over as their interim coach.

Crystal Langhorne had 19 points, six rebounds and a career high-tying five assists, helping Seattle (11-16) stop a four-game slide. The Storm went 10 of 20 from 3-point range.

Kloppenburg was promoted after Jenny Boucek was fired on Thursday. He earned his first win since 2013 when he coached Tulsa.

Sami Whitcomb and Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis hit back-to-back 3s before Stewart made two short baskets in a 10-0 run that gave Seattle an 88-77 lead with 6:37 to play. Diana Taurasi hit a jumper and then a 3-pointer to help the Mercury within six points a minute later, but the rally fizzled from there.

Taurasi led Phoenix (14-13) with 20 points, and Brittney Griner, who had missed the last eight games with knee and ankle injuries, scored 19.


All copyrights for this article are reserved to Source link

About Menu

Check Also

201708201139419598758-p2.vresize.335.220.high_.0.jpeg

US beats Europe in Solheim Cup 16 1/2-11 1/2 in Iowa

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) Four years ago, Team Europe celebrated the most decisive win …