Tuesday's WNBA Capsules
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Silver Stars 84, Sky 74
ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) — Sophia Young had 19 points to lead five San Antonio scorers in double figures as the Silver Stars improved to a league-leading 7-1 with an 84-74 victory over the Chicago Sky on Tuesday night.
Rookie forward Danielle Adams scored 16 points, Becky Hammon had 14, and Ruth Riley and Danielle Robinson added 10 each for the Silver Stars.
Epiphanny Prince scored 19 points and Sylvia Fowles had 16 points and 12 rebounds for Chicago (4-5), which has lost four of its last five. Erin Thorn added 14 points and Cathrine Kraayeveld added 10 for the Sky.
San Antonio trailed much of the game, but went ahead for good at 71-68 on Riley’s 3 pointer with 3:29 left in regulation. San Antonio then made all 10 free throws in the final 1:05 to keep Chicago at bay.
Sun 79, Sparks 76
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Tina Charles had 22 points and 23 rebounds to lead Connecticut Sun past short-handed Los Angeles.
Renee Montgomery scored 17 points, and Kara Lawson and Asjha Jones added 16 apiece for Connecticut (5-3).
Kristi Toliver had 19 points, DeLisha Milton-Jones scored 13 and laToya Pringle 11 for Los Angeles (4-4), which played its first game without Candace Parker. Parker, who tore the lateral meniscus in her right knee in Sunday’s loss to the New York Liberty, will be out for about six weeks.
Montgomery scored the last four points for the Sun, including two free throws with 12.9 seconds remaining for a three-point lead. Tina Thompson then missed two 3-pointers and Toliver a jumper as the Sparks dropped to 0-4 on the road.
Fever 91, Mercury 86
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Katie Douglas scored 26 points and Jessica Davenport added a career-high 25 to lead Indiana.
Tamika Catchings added 14 points, seven assists, four steals and three blocks for the Fever (7-3), who won their fourth straight. Douglas made six 3-pointers and had six assists, and Davenport made 10 of 11 field goals and didn’t miss until the final minute of the game.
The excitement was tempered because starting point guard Briann January went down clutching her right knee early in the fourth quarter.
Diana Taurasi scored 15 points for Phoenix, but she shot 5 for 14 from the field and had five turnovers. DeWanna Bonner also scored 15 points for the Mercury (4-4).