A file is certain to be damaged each time Sue Fowl steps on a basketball court docket. The WNBA’s all-time help chief led the Seattle Storm with eight assists to assist set a WNBA file of 37 crew assists in a crucial late-season victory over the Chicago Sky Tuesday night time. Seattle additionally tied a franchise file with 111 factors.
The 111-100 highway victory additionally noticed Breanna Stewart (25 factors, 9 rebounds, 4 assists), Gabby Williams (21 factors, seven assists, 4 rebounds), Jewell Loyd (18 factors, 4 rebounds, three assists), and Tina Charles (14 factors, seven rebounds, three assists) make vital contributions in an all-around crew show.
“When you’ve got a crew sharing the basketball like that, it’s laborious to beat,” Seattle performing coach Pokey Chatman, who’s filling in for head coach Noelle Quinn due to well being and security protocols, mentioned per ESPN. “That’s the very first thing I mentioned after we went within the locker room. I went round and shook their palms and reminded of them that as a result of Chicago’s a very good offensive and defensive crew.”
Seven Storm gamers, together with all 5 starters, completed with at the very least three assists.
Whereas Chicago nonetheless stands atop the WNBA standings, Seattle is now inside one win, or Washington Mystics loss, of clinching a top-four seed and residential court docket benefit for the opening rounds of the playoffs, which start Aug. 17. The Storm sit at second place within the Western Convention with simply two regular-season video games remaining.
“Each win is significant,” mentioned Williams. “That’s all I used to be desirous about tonight. I used to be desirous about that home-court benefit. After all, it at all times feels good to have a sport like this, however tonight was nearly what it meant for us for this highway journey, for our rating, and I feel for myself to see what I can do towards these groups.”
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