Seattle Storm records first win over Phoenix Mercury; more WNBA

Brittney Griner put up 17 points in the Phoenix Mercury's 75-72 loss to the Seattle Storm.
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SEATTLE (AP) -- Tanisha Wright scored 20 points to lead the Seattle Storm past the Phoenix Mercury 75-72 Sunday night.

Camille Little scored 13 points and Shekinna Stricklen added 11 for the Storm (1-1).

Candice Dupree had 18 points and Brittney Griner added 17 points, seven rebounds and three blocked shots to lead the Mercury (0-2). DeWanna Bonner scored 11 points and Diana Taurasi had 10.

Seattle overcame an early 11-point deficit behind 8-for-19 shooting on 3s.

After Taurasi's jumper pulled the Mercury to 68-67 with 2:31 to go, Noelle Quinn followed with a basket 20 seconds later. Little's late shot from beyond the arc with 57.6 seconds remaining stretched the lead to 73-67.

SKY 92, SHOCK 71

ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) - Elena Delle Donne scored 15 points to help Chicago beat Skylar Diggins and Tulsa in a matchup of two of the WNBA's top three draft picks.

Epiphanny Prince had 19 points to lead Chicago (3-0). Tamera Young scored 16, Swin Cash had 14 and Sylvia Fowles added 10 points and 13 rebounds.

Delle Donne, drafted second overall by the Sky after two consensus All-America seasons at Delaware, shot 6 of 14 from the floor and is averaging 19.0 points.

Diggins, selected No. 3 by Tulsa after three Final Four appearances at Notre Dame, had eight points on 3-for-10 shooting and added three assists.

Glory Johnson led the Shock (0-4) with 15 points.


WASHINGTON (AP) - Angel McCoughtry scored 12 of her 15 points in the second half and Erika de Souza had 14 as undefeated Atlanta kept up its dominance over Washington.

Sancho Lyttle had 12 points and Armintie Herrington 11 for the Dream (3-0), who overcame 20 turnovers for their sixth straight victory over the Mystics (1-1).

McCoughtry, the WNBA's leading scorer last season missed her first five attempts from the floor and finished 4 of 13 overall, but scored seven in the fourth quarter.

Crystal Langhorne led the Mystics with 15 points and Ivory Latta had 14. Washington committed 21 turnovers, leading to 24 points for Atlanta.

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