Sunday, May 25, 2008

It Happened Elsewhere!

Silver Stars 87, Storm 72. The Storm's 3-0 record before the game had a glaring weakness -- all three wins were from come-from-behind victories. When facing the Silver Stars in San Antonio, the Stars shot almost fifty percent from the field. They led 30-17 after the first quarter and never let the Storm get back into the game -- the closest they got was 50-47.

Four members of the Silver Stars had double figures. Sophia Young scored 23 points and Becky Hammon scored 20 for San Antonio. But the major contribution came in the fourth quarter from Young, who scored eight of her ten fourth quarter points in the last five minutes of the game.

Results? The Silver Stars go to 2-1 on the year. Seattle drops its sixth straight to San Antonio.

Sun 87, Monarchs 64. Remember that Connecticut team that beat the crap out of Atlanta in the Dream's home opener? Well, that team is now 3-0.

Three point shots buried the Monarchs. They scored 42 of their 87 points from long range.

Oddly enough, the Monarchs were leading 26-17 after the first quarter. Then, the Sun put the defensive shackles on the Monarchs, and by halftime, the Monarchs were down by two, 39-37, and that was it for Sacramento. The Sun simply shut down Sacramento's ability to run the pick and roll.

The Monarchs are looking at their third straight road loss, each by at least ten points. At least they didn't turn the ball over 20 times -- just 19.

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