Sun Top Storm 83-79 For 5th Straight Win

SEATTLE (AP) — Shekinna Stricklen made a career-high seven 3-pointers to tie a franchise record, accounting for all 21 of her points in the Connecticut Sun’s 83-79 victory over the Seattle Storm on Wednesday.

Stricklen was 7 of 10 from 3-point range. She equaled Nykesha Sales’ team record from 2000.

Jasmine Thomas added 15 points, six assists and five steals to help Connecticut (11-7) win its fifth straight. Jonquel Jones had 14 points and 12 rebounds, and Alyssa Thomas had 13 points, eight rebounds and five assists.

Breanna Stewart pulled Seattle to 78-77 with 3:18 left, but the Storm’s next points came on Jewell Loyd’s basket with 31 seconds to go, making it 81-79. Connecticut missed on its next possession, and Stewart was called for an offensive foul with 10.6 seconds left.

Courtney Williams made two free throws with 9.4 seconds left for a two-possession lead.

Stewart had 22 points and eight rebounds for Seattle (8-10). Loyd added 17 points and six assists, and Sue Bird had 15 points and seven assists.

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