Friday's WNBA Capsules
Saturday, August 18, 2012
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Sophia Young scored 20 points and the San Antonio Silver Stars beat the Tulsa Shock 89-79 Friday night for their 10th straight win.
Jia Perkins had 17 points and Becky Hammon and Danielle Robinson each added 15 to help San Antonio (14-5) recover after giving up a 14-point lead in the first half.
Riquna Williams scored 17 points to lead the league-worst Shock (3-16). Roneeka Hodges added 16 points on 6-for-9 shooting from the field and Glory Johnson added 15.
San Antonio raced out to a 29-15 lead in the first quarter. Tulsa turned up the pressure on defense and had a 15-6 run to pull to 35-30 with 6:51 to play in the second quarter. The Shock ended the quarter on a 16-11 run to tie the score at 46 at halftime.
LYNX 98, MYSTICS 69
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Seimone Augustus scored 20 points and Maya Moore and Monica Wright added 17 each as Minnesota cruised past Washington.
Rebekkah Brunson had 11 points and Lindsay Whalen added 10 points and nine assists to give the defending champion Lynx (16-4) their third straight win since a three-game losing streak.
Monique Currie, Lindsay Wisdom-Hylton and Crystal Langhorne each scored 12 points for the Eastern Conference-worst Mystics (4-16), who followed up an 18-point loss at Indiana on Thursday with their second-biggest defeat of the season.
Augustus scored all her points in just 21 minutes, leaving the game for good with 4:45 left in the third quarter after suffering a sprained right ankle. The Lynx led by at least 24 points the rest of the contest.
DREAM 82, SKY 76
ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) — Angel McCoughtry scored 25 points to lead Atlanta past Chicago, spoiling Epiphanny Prince’s return to the Sky lineup.
Erika DeSouza had 19 points for Atlanta (10-10) in her season debut after sitting out to play for Brazil’s national team. Lindsey Harding added 15 points and Sancho Lyttle 14.
Prince scored 16 points in her first game since being sidelined since mid-June with a foot injury. Sylvia Fowles had 13 points while Le’Coe Willingham added 11 for the Sky (8-10).
Chicago led 61-59 entering the final quarter and 72-71 with 4 1/2 minutes to play.
However, McCoughtry’s putback gave Atlanta the lead for good at 73-72 with 3:13 remaining.