WNBA: Silver Stars beat Storm


SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Becky Hammon scored 25 points and the San Antonio Silver Stars beat the Seattle Storm, 90-66, on Friday night.

Sophia Young added 19 points and Shameka Christon had 13 for San Antonio (19-11).

Tina Thompson and Ann Wauters each had 12 points and Svetlana Abrosimova had 11 for Seattle (13-17).

Young scored 13 points in the third quarter, helping the Silver Stars take a double-digit lead.

Hammon’s 3-pointer capped an 8-0 run by San Antonio to open the third, prompting a timeout by Seattle coach Brian Agler. Katie Smith hit a 3-pointer out of the timeout to cut the lead to 46-39, but the Silver Stars’ lead grew to as many as 12 points in the quarter.

Hammon went 5 for 7 on 3-pointers after going a combined 5 for 21 from long distance in her previous four games.

Hammon hit her fifth 3-pointer for an 86-63 lead with 2 minutes left after San Antonio rebounded a pair of misses by Christon and Hammon.

San Antonio went 6 for 20 in the final quarter, but maintained its lead.