The Seattle Storm could not overcome a strong Indiana fourth-quarter rally as the team fell 76-68 on the road Wednesday night at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
“Indiana played well the second half, so we will learn from that tonight and go on,” said head coach and general manager Brian Agler. “[Erlana] Larkins is a good player. She [was] active on the boards.”
Camille Little, who led the team in scoring for two consecutive games, ended the night with a game-high and season-high 17 points. Tanisha Wright added 15 points and Jenna O’Hea, in her second game back from a broken pinky toe, chipped in with 10 points off the bench.
The game was close through the first half, with the Storm pulling ahead with 7 minutes left in the period. They held the lead through the majority of the fourth quarter, but were unable to hold onto it. Indiana trailed 51-47 heading into the final quarter, but went on to outscore the Storm 29-17 in the fourth to win the game.
“I think we did a good job of starting out the game and playing through our game plan,” said Wright. “Down the stretch we could have done better with our executing both offensively and defensively. Anytime you play against a good team, they’re going to take advantage of those opportunities.”
Indiana’s Erlana Larkins led the Fever in scoring, tying Little with a game-high 17 points and adding 11 rebounds. Natasha Howard and Shavonte Zellous added 13 points each, closely followed by Marissa Coleman with 12.
The team wraps up its four-game road trip with stops in San Antonio on Friday, June 13 at 5:00 p.m. PDT and Tulsa on Sunday, June 15 at 1:30 p.m. PDT.