Seattle Storm sinks to 1-7 with loss to Chicago
ROSEMONT, Ill. – The Chicago Sky never trailed on Wednesday in a 74-58 victory over the Seattle Storm, which lost its sixth straight on the road and fourth in a row overall.
Epiphanny Prince scored 17 points, and Sylvia Fowles had 16 points and 15 rebounds for Chicago (7-1). Fowles got her eighth straight double-double, matching her own single-season league record.
“I thought defensively we did a pretty good job on Prince and Fowles in regards to guarding them on their offense,” Storm coach Brian Agler said. “But we didn’t do a very good job of keeping Fowles off the boards and (gave) them too many second chances.”
Tina Thompson scored 13 points and Ann Wauters had 12 for Seattle (1-7).
The Sky led by nine at halftime and stretched its lead to 11 early in the third quarter before the Storm cut its deficit to four heading into the fourth.
Chicago outscored Seattle 16-3 over the first 7:12 of the final period to take a 70-53 lead with 2:48 left in the game.
Wauters had 10 first-half points for the Storm, which was outrebounded 23-11 over the first 20 minutes and didn’t get an offensive rebound until the middle of the third quarter.