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Breanna Stewart, Jewell Loyd lead Storm past Sky 101-83

Seattle Storm's Breanna Stewart (30) finished with a double-double on Tuesday against the Fever. (Elaine Thompson / AP)
Seattle Storm's Breanna Stewart (30) finished with a double-double on Tuesday against the Fever. (Elaine Thompson / AP)

CHICAGO – Breanna Stewart scored 30 points and grabbed nine rebounds, Jewell Loyd had 20 points, 10 boards and eight assists, and the league-leading Seattle Storm beat the Chicago Sky 101-83 on Wednesday.

Seattle topped the 100-point mark for the fourth time this season, setting a franchise single-season record.

Alysha Clark chipped in with 14 points for Seattle (17-6), which has won nine of its past 11 games.

Stewart was 10 of 16 from the field with four 3-pointers and Clark added three 3-pointers as the Storm went 11 of 27 from distance. Sue Bird had a season-high 11 assists.

Stewart eclipsed the 30-point mark for the second-straight game and third time in 2018. Storm legend Lauren Jackson owns the only other back-to-back 30-plus games in Storm history (July 3, 2008 and July 5, 2008; June 24, 2007 and June 26, 2007).

Bird played in her 498th-career game. She needs to play in two more games to pass DeLisha Milton-Jones (499) and break the league’s all-time record.

The Storm had five blocks and eight 3-pointers in the first half en route to a 54-37 advantage.

Allie Quigley led Chicago (7-16) with 18 points and four 3-pointers. Stefanie Dolson, rookie Diamond DeShields and Kahleah Copper each scored 14 points. Chicago has lost four games in a row – all by double digits.

Former Gonzaga guard Courtney Vandersloot had 11 points and six assists for Chicago.


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