The Storm charged past the Sun on Sunday afternoon, defeating Connecticut 89-66.
Breanna Stewart led Seattle in points with 22, shooting 53.3 percent from the field and draining a season-high four shots from beyond the arc. Stewart also contributed nine rebounds, five assists and three steals, helping the Storm get out in front early.
Season-high 4 3PM for Stewie 🙌 @breannastewart is 4-for-5 from beyond the arc and has 22 PTS to end the third!💻 https://t.co/zh0FLGv5Bn pic.twitter.com/rBvXJKF1QF— WNBA (@WNBA) June 13, 2021
Season-high 4 3PM for Stewie 🙌 @breannastewart is 4-for-5 from beyond the arc and has 22 PTS to end the third!💻 https://t.co/zh0FLGv5Bn pic.twitter.com/rBvXJKF1QF
Sue Bird had a historic night as well, surpassing Katie Smith for the second-most made threes in WNBA history at 907. Bird added 13 points and four assists to Seattle’s dominant performance.
UConn 𝙃𝙊𝙈𝙀𝘾𝙊𝙈𝙄𝙉𝙂 Huskies have 19 of our 20 points!#TakeCover x @UConnWBB pic.twitter.com/87tODUe9aH— Seattle Storm (@seattlestorm) June 13, 2021
UConn 𝙃𝙊𝙈𝙀𝘾𝙊𝙈𝙄𝙉𝙂 Huskies have 19 of our 20 points!#TakeCover x @UConnWBB pic.twitter.com/87tODUe9aH
Sunday’s matchup was billed as a clash of the Eastern and Western Conference leaders, but without Jonquel Jones, the Sun struggled to keep the game close. Jones is currently overseas on EuroBasket duties with Bosnia. DeWanna Bonner and Kaila Charles each put up 14 points for Connecticut, but without substantial scoring off the bench, the Sun fell behind.
Seattle will look to stay undefeated on the road when they face off against the Fever on Tuesday. Connecticut will head to Chicago to take on the Sky on Thursday.