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Breanna Stewart closes the first half of the WNBA season strong

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Breanna Stewart is having herself a year. Three WNBA Player of the Week honors, a spot on the U.S. Women's Basketball Olympic Team roster and an engagement to Marta Xargay Casademont. 

Oh, and don't forget that she helped lead the Storm to a league best record of 12-4 at the official halfway point of the 2021 season. 

So far this season, Stewart is second in the league in three categories: points per game (21.8), rebounds per game (10.1) and blocks per game (1.9). 

Her best game of the year came on Sunday in a 95-92 overtime loss to the Las Vegas Aces. The forward poured in 35 points and pulled down 11 rebounds. The double-double was her eighth of the year - coming within a point of her season scoring high. 

Stewart after the game noted that "the takeaway from this game is that we need to continue to be aggressive, continue to kind of be ready for all the shots. Whatever my stat line was, it obviously wasn't enough. And that's the thing going forward. I think that our team feels that we can still get so much better. So right now we'll take the loss, we'll take it on the chin, we'll go back to Seattle, and continue to get better."

With 16 games remaining in the shortened season, and two before the Olympic break, Stewart added "we're in a fortunate position where we have a lot of games, a lot of days off in between to practice, to work on stuff, and I think it's going to be really important to kind of see how we finish this sort of stretch before Olympic break, and also carry that momentum postal break.”

 

All eyes will be on Breanna and the Storm to see if they can continue their positive momentum and repeat as WNBA Champions. 

The Storm return to the court this Friday at 7:00pm as they welcome in the Atlanta Dream to the Angel of the Winds Arena in Everett, WA.