Sunday, June 30, 2013
WASHINGTON -- Ivory Latta scored 15 points and the Washington Mystics posted their largest margin of victory in nearly three years in a 84-61 win over the Tulsa Shock on Sunday.
Monique Currie scored 13 points, Crystal Langhorne added 11, and Matee Ajavon had 10 for Washington, which snapped a five-game losing streak with its second win over Tulsa this year.
The Mystics (5-6) held the Shock (3-10) to nine points in the third quarter, a season low for Washington's defense and Tulsa's offense. It was Washington's first win by more than 20 points since defeating Tulsa 87-62 on Aug. 1, 2010.
Roneeka Hodges scored 16 points to lead Tulsa, which has lost its first three games in a four-game road trip after winning two straight at home.
DREAM 93, SILVER STARS 67
ATLANTA -- Tiffany Hayes scored 19 points, Angel McCoughtry had 15 points and nine assists as Atlanta won its sixth straight game.
Jasmine Thomas added 15 points, and Aneika Henry had 12 to help the Dream remain perfect in seven home games.
Jia Perkins scored 19 points for San Antonio (3-7). The Silver Stars have lost five of their last six.
San Antonio dressed just eight players, with DeLisha Milton-Jones (leg) and Shenise Johnson (knee) joining the team's lengthy injury list. The Silver Stars already were without Becky Hammon (finger), Jayne Appel (concussion) and Sophia Young (knee).
FEVER 71, STORM 63
INDIANAPOLIS -- Tamika Catchings scored 18 points and defending champion Indiana pulled away in the fourth quarter.
Shavonte Zellous had 14 points, Karima Christmas scored 12 and Jessica Breland added career-highs of 10 points and 10 rebounds for the Fever (3-7).
Shekinna Stricklen scored 11 points for the Storm (4-6) while Tina Thompson added nine. Seattle has lost three in a row.
Zellous' 3-pointer with less than a second left in the third quarter tied the score at 50-all. Indiana then opened the fourth with a 10-2 run to take an eight-point lead with 6:43 remaining. Seattle got no closer than four the rest of the way.
Indiana's Briann January was hit in the head in the first quarter and left the game. She played the entire second quarter, but was evaluated by doctors at halftime and did not return.