Storm win third consecutive road game with a staunch 89-66 defensive effort over the Connecticut Sun

A hot shooting first quarter saw the Seattle Storm (10-2)  win  its third consecutive road victory with  an impressive  89-66 over the Connecticut (8-3) . As good as the  Storm were on the offensive end it was their defense that stifled the Sun .

Quick ball movement, tenacious defense, and lights-out shooting saw the Storm end the first quarter with  25-16 lead. Another nine straight points during a 3½-minute stretch midway through the second quarter helped Seattle take a 38-22 lead. It never dipped below double digits the rest of the way, as Connecticut came no closer than 14. The last time was a 64-50 early in the fourth, but the Storm essentially put the game out of reach by scoring the next seven points. 

  A determined, alert and hungry Storm squad never relented and handed the Sun their first loss at home .  Brenna Steward scored a game high 22 points in what was a homecoming game Sue Bird, Katie Lou Samuelson and Stewart. All three players  played college basketball at University of Connecticut.

STORM DEFENSIVE SUPERIORITY

The much anticipated matchup between two  of the WNBA ‘s top offensive squads never materialized. Going into the game  was  number two in the league with a 105.5 and the Sun  right behind with  105.2 rating.  The Sun was missing top scorer  Jonquel Jones  who was representing Bosnia-Herzegovina at the 2021 EuroBasket tournament. The Storm’s continued focus on improvement on the defensive end is paying off off. Seattle has the best WNBA  defensive ranking in the last six games.  The 66 points  scored by the Sun  was a season low output by an opponent .

The Storm will finish their nomadic five games in eight days road trip with a pair of games against Indiana. The first of the two will be on Tuesday at 5:00pm PST.

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