Storm Beats Fever, Record Stands 11-13

Storm Beats Fever, Record Stands 11-13

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The Storm beat the Indiana Fever 77-70 Saturday night at KeyArena, 77-70.

Seattle led by as many as 11 points in the second quarter, but the Fever hung around and fought its way back, taking a one-point lead into the half, 40-39. The Storm used key defensive stops in the fourth quarter to seal the victory against the defending champions.

Tina Thompson became the first player in WNBA history to reach 3,000 rebounds and 7,000 points. She led all scorers with 23 points and had seven rebounds. Thompson achieved her milestone in the third quarter when she pulled down her fourth rebound of the game. Temeka Johnson added 16 points and dished out eight assists. Shekinna Stricklen chipped in 15 points.

Indiana was paced by Tamika Catchings, who scored 21 points and grabbed six rebounds. Briann January put up 17 points and Erlana Larkins added 14 points and nine rebounds.

The Storm returns to action on Tuesday in a game against Los Angeles on August 20 at 7 p.m., which will be broadcast on ESPN2, followed by a game against Phoenix on Friday, August 23 at 7 p.m., which will broadcast on KONG.

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