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Wright leads Storm past Silver Stars

Fri., July 22, 2011, midnight

SEATTLE – Tanisha Wright wasn’t about to let Seattle suffer its longest skid in six years.

So the Storm guard took over, scoring 11 of her 17 points in the third quarter to lead Seattle to a 73-55 victory over the San Antonio Silver Stars on Thursday night.

Swin Cash added 15 points, and Camille Little had 10 for the Storm (8-7), who snapped a three-game losing streak – their longest slide since late in the 2009 season.

“That’s the kind of basketball we want to play right there – I don’t know any way else to put it,” Wright said. “That’s the kind of basketball we want to play, we need to play, and in order to be successful, we have to play. We wanted to go into the (All-Star) break on a good note after that three-game skid.”

The Storm haven’t lost more than three in a row since 2005.

Sophia Young led the Silver Stars (9-5) with 12 points. San Antonio missed a chance to record what would have been the best start in franchise history had it won. Becky Hammon chipped in 11 points, and Jia Perkins had 10.

The Storm, whose losing streak started with a 69-66 defeat at San Antonio on July 14, effectively put the game away at the outset of the third quarter.

Seattle had a 38-22 lead at halftime, then forced the Silver Stars into turnovers on their first five possessions of the second half. The Storm converted four of those turnovers into baskets, pushing their lead to 24.

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