Silver Stars trip up LynxSAN ANTONIO (AP) — Becky Hammon scored 23 points and Sophia Young added 22 to lead the San Antonio Silver Stars to a 93-84 win over the Minnesota Lynx on Sunday.
By: Associated Press, The Jamestown Sun
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Becky Hammon scored 23 points and Sophia Young added 22 to lead the San Antonio Silver Stars to a 93-84 win over the Minnesota Lynx on Sunday.
San Antonio (7-5) never trailed, extended its home winning streak to five and won its fifth in six games overall. The Silver Stars have not trailed in their past three victories.
Reserve Monica Wright led Minnesota (13-2) with 18 points, Lindsay Whalen added 15 and Rebekkah Brunson 13.
“When we play them, it’s kind of a playoff atmosphere,” Silver Stars reserve Jia Perkins said. “We knew today it was going to be a game full of runs. We wanted to hit them in the mouth and we knew they were going to hit us right back.”
All eight Silver Stars who played in the first quarter scored.
“We controlled the first quarter and they certainly controlled the second,” Silver Stars coach Dan Hughes said. “The second half gave us the ability to slightly play two good quarters in a row, which gave us a chance to win.”