Langhorne leads Seattle Storm past San Antonio Stars, 83-69
SEATTLE (AP) Crystal Langhorne had 22 points and 10 rebounds for her first double-double of the season and the Seattle Storm beat the San Antonio Stars 83-69 on Friday night.
Sue Bird had all 10 of her points in the first quarter as the Storm (8-20) opened a 25-16 lead.
The Stars (7-22) are winless in 14 road games.
Markeisha Gatling, who started with both power forwards out, had 11 points. Usual starter Ramu Tokashiki has left Seattle to try to help Japan qualify for the Olympics and Abby Bishop has a hamstring injury.
Bird and Langhorne combined for Seattle's first 11 points and had 18 in the first quarter on 8-of-10 shooting. San Antonio's only lead was 16-15 but the Storm scored the last 10 points of the quarter.
WNBA President Laurel Richie was courtside for the game.