Stewart Scores 27, Storm Hand Sparks 5th Straight Loss
EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — Breanna Stewart scored 27 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, Jewell Loyd added 18 points and the Seattle Storm beat Los Angeles 71-62 for the Sparks’ fifth straight loss Stewart took over late in the fourth quarter, scoring 12 straight Seattle points. She gave Seattle a 59-54 lead with 3:30 remaining and capped the personal run with a 3-pointer to make it 69-62. Seattle led 23-9 after the first quarter and by as many as 17 points in the half. But turnovers hurt the Storm in the second half, finishing with a season-high 19. Seattle was also held to 37.7% shooting, including 5 of 20 from 3-point range. Erica Wheeler led Los Angeles with 22 points.