Catchings Leads Fever Past Sky; Tulsa Snaps Streak With Win
Friday Jul 18, 2014 12:00am
Catchings' 25 points help Fever beat Sky
(INDIANAPOLIS) - The message on the board in the Indiana locker room was "Finish Strong," something the Fever have struggled to do. But in a matchup with the slumping Chicago Sky, the Fever found their game and surged to a win. Tamika Catchings scored 25 points, and Briann January added 14 as the Fever sent the Sky to their sixth straight loss, 82-64 on Thursday night. Indiana outscored Chicago 29-16 in the fourth quarter. Catchings scored 14 points in the fourth quarter for the Fever (11-12). Indiana built a 53-36 lead late in the third quarter after first half runs of 17-2 and 9-2. But, Chicago (8-14) stormed back with an 11-0 spurt to close the period and get within 53-48. Allie Quigley had 17 points to lead Chicago, which has dropped 13 of 16. Sylvia Fowels had 15 points, all in the first half, and 11 rebounds.
Shock top Stars 95-90
(TULSA) - Courtney Paris scored a career-high 22 points and the Tulsa Shock made three late free throws to beat the San Antonio Stars 95-90 Thursday. Jennifer Lacy sank a pair of free throws with 33.7 seconds remaining and Roneeka Hodges added another with 13 seconds left to seal the win. Glory Johnson added a double-double with 15 points and 10 rebounds to help the Shock (8-15) snap a five-game losing streak. Skylar Diggins had 19 points and Odyssey Sims scored 15. Lacy finished with 12. Danielle Adams scored 17 points for San Antonio (11-12) and Sophia Young-Malcol had 16. Danielle Robinson and Kayla McBride scored 15 apiece. Tulsa shot 50 percent for the game and outrebounded the Stars 32-25.
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