Shock falls to San Antonio
BY MIKE BROWN World Sports Writer
Friday, August 17, 2012
8/17/12 at 9:36 PM
Tulsa Shock players said they felt like a better basketball team after the long Olympic break, but they couldn’t hang with one of the WNBA’s hottest teams at crunch time Friday night.
The San Antonio Silver Stars took control early in the fourth quarter and pulled away to 89-79 triumph at the BOK Center, extending their franchise-record winning streak to 10.
Sophia Young scored 20 points to pace four players in double figures for the visitors. Tulsa was led by Riquna Williams’ 17 points and Roneeka Hodges’ 16.
Tulsa trailed by as many as 15 points in the first quarter but rallied to tie the game in the second quarter and led by as many as six in the third quarter before the Silver Stars started their comeback.
A 3-pointer by Jia Perkins to start the fourth quarter put San Antonio in front to stay and the Stars led by as many as 11 points in the fourth quarter.
Former University of Oklahoma guard Danielle Robinson had 15 points and five rebounds for the Stars (14-5), who won in Tulsa for the second time this year.
Tulsa, which had not played since July 12, fell to 3-16. The Shock next plays Sunday at the Minnesota Lynx.