Storm survives a second half comeback from the Dream
Bradenton, Fl- The Seattle Storm survives a late comeback by the Atlanta Dream to scrap out a 93-92 victory.
Jewell Loyd inserted herself right into the flow of things in the first half. She hit a couple of buckets, was very careful with protecting the ball and threw a couple on the dime passes to her teammates to keep the Dream at bay. Loyd had 10 points, 4 assists, and 2 rebounds. The Storm attacked the painted area and put Breanna Stewart in a good position to let her go to work. Stewart did just that and had 14 points in the half. Defense and turnovers were the key factors with the Storm having a double-digit lead at the end of the break. The halftime score was 54-39.
In the second half, the Dream cut right into the Storm's lead, as Stewart and Jordin Canada were careless with the ball. They had back to back turnovers that were turned into points by Atlanta and the Dream went on an 11-0 run to cut the lead to four late into the third quarter. In the fourth quarter, the Storm had trouble stopping Chennedy Carter, as she took over the game on both sides of the floor. With under six minutes left, the Dream took the lead with a lay-up. However, the Storm went on a 6-2 run to recapture the lead and never looked back.
Stewart finished the game with 27 points, 3 assists, and 8 rebounds.
Carter finished the game with 35 points, 8 assists, and 3 rebounds.
Check out what Coach G had to say about Chennedy Carter.