score: Storm 84 Silver Stars 56 (W) (5-1)
Score | Jayda's
Game Blog | psheehy's
words: Total domination.
was by far the BEST I have EVER seen us play here in SA. I'm
usually in favor of seeing a closer game, but I'm very pleased
with this result. Not as long as usual, but here's my game
First possession: swish! Sue hits a 3. I thought that was
a great sign for the night. We had a good aggressive start
on offense and defense but did miss a couple of bunnies underneath.
Swin was looking the the Swin of old out there. I was loving
seeing that. The SS got a few O boards and their bigs kind
of had their way down low for a little bit, especially Sophia.
Overall, great quarter.
25 – 15 SAN
T had a good, quick start to the quarter with a 3, then a
fake and fancy drive to the hoop. Holdsclaw started to get
into the scoring mix for the SS. Then Svety started getting
into the scoring mix for us. I really liked seeing another
of my UConn alums on the floor and doing well. Sue hit a couple
shots and our transition game got going. The lead kept building.
Timeout SS: 40-23 us. Sue started guarding Becky which was
fun for me to watch. It's not everyday I get to see my favorite
and 2nd favorite player matchup against each other. Then Coach
Agler put T back on Becky after a couple of possessions. We
were playing good D on Becky though. She had 0 pts with only
a few shots. Then of course after I wrote that down, she scored
5 straight pts. LJ was what I like to call "beasting"
out there. Fantastic effort. A well played jumpball tip went
straight to Sue and she thought she got fouled when she went
up for the layup. No call. I think the buzzer had already
sounded though. But Sue was super pissed. I don't I've seen
her that mad over a call in a while. My seat was by our tunnel
and I could hear a few words that I can't repeat on the way
to the lockerroom.
50 – 32 SAN
half of Storm basketball I'd ever seen. I had a lot of confidence
we could keep it up in the 2nd half.
Camille missed a contested layup, then Sue got the rebound
and missed the wide open putback. Both of them looked like
they wanted those shots back. Our offense kept on flowing
and our defense was still solid. Camille was getting some
O boards and LJ kept doing her thing. Timeout SS: 65-30 us.
I had no idea our lead had grown that big until the timeout.
Wow. It honestly didn't seem THAT big, but still awesome to
73 – 42 SAN
The SS had some chances for a little momentum shift but couldn't
capitalize. Sue's shot continued to be off which was not that
great for me since I picked her for the Pick One Challenge.
T had a sweet little no look pass to LJ for an easy layup.
The benchies came in with 5:47 left. I thought the starters
played a little too many minutes for what the lead was the
whole game. I guess Coach really wanted to make sure we kept
the lead. Didn't take anymore notes the rest of the game,
but the benchies did pretty well to close it out. I got an
opportunity to see what the new faces could do out there.
Score: SEA 84 – 56 SAN
I couldn't have asked for a better game. After all those losses
in a row, playing like this was like a much needed breath
of fresh air. Amazing to finally see. Also, we now have a
2 game win streak here! I can't even tell you the last time
I've been able to say that. As always, great to see the Sue
and the Storm play!