July 12, 2014 in Sports

Stricklen scores 19 as Seattle Storm roll by Stars

Associated Press
 

SAN ANTONIO – Shekinna Stricklen scored a season-high 19 points and the Seattle Storm rolled to an 88-67 victory over the San Antonio Stars on Friday night.

Crystal Langhorne added 16 points, Sue Bird 14 and Camille Little 10 for Seattle (9-13), which won its second straight game in San Antonio.

Kayla McBride had 13 points to lead the Stars (11-10) and Danielle Robinson and Shameka Christon scored 10 points each.

The Storm led by as many as 21 points and held a double-digit lead throughout the second half.

Seattle struggled early against San Antonio’s physical defense, opening the game with 3-for-11 shooting. The Storm beat the pressure by pushing the tempo, closing the quarter with a 9-2 run.

Stricklen raced down the court for a layup just before the buzzer to give the Storm a 20-19 lead. She hit a 19-foot jumper and had another fast-break layup as part of a 7-0 run to open the second quarter.

Seattle was 9 for 21 on 3s, including Stricklen’s 3-for-6 shooting.

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