Silver Stars beat Storm 77-56 - NBC Sports

Silver Stars beat Storm 77-56
August 10, 2013, 12:00 am

SEATTLE (AP) Shenise Johnson scored 15 points, Danielle Robinson had 14 points and eight assists, and the San Antonio Silver Stars earned their first win in Seattle in six years, defeating the Storm 77-56 Friday night.

Jia Perkins added 13 points for San Antonio (8-14), which had lost 10 straight in Seattle since a win on July 29, 2007.

The teams will play again in Seattle on Sunday night when San Antonio can close within one-half game of the Storm for fourth place in the Western Conference.

Shekinna Stricklen scored 16 and Tina Thompson 12 to lead Seattle (9-12), which had won three of four as it closed in on Phoenix for third place. The Storm dropped to 4-5 at home.

The Silver Stars improved to 3-8 on the road. They are 4-2 since July 20, with both losses coming to league-leading Minnesota.

Robinson had eight points in the third quarter to help the Silver Stars lead by 31. She entered the game with a league-leading 6.9 assists per game and had seven in the first half.

Seattle's frustration flared when Temeka Johnson received a flagrant foul for a hard, double-armed slap at Robinson with 2:02 left in the third quarter and the Storm down 61-35.

Most of the starters for both teams sat out the fourth quarter.

Johnson scored 11 and Perkins nine to help the Silver Stars to a 47-29 halftime lead. San Antonio never trailed, shooting 19 of 32 (59.4 percent) from the field in the first half and leading by 23 late in the second quarter.

The Silver Stars finished 30 of 60 from the field.

Thompson scored 12 in the first half, including eight in the second quarter when she hit two 3s. The Storm had 10 turnovers in the first half that led to 10 points.

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