The streak had grown to six consecutive losses. But the losing streak is over. The Tulsa Shock now sit at 4-13 on the season thanks to a win over the Seattle Storm Wednesday night by a score of 86-59.
As like the rest of the teams in the WNBA, the Shock are suffering from injuries. Rookie point guard Skylar Diggins and veteran Tiffany Jackson-Jones were both inactive Wednesday night. Diggins is listed day-to-day with an ankle injury. Angel Goodrich filled in at the point guard position and poured in a season-high 14 points, including two three-pointers, and had a game-high five assists. The 5'4" rookie out of Kansas more than stepped up for the Shock.
Seattle wasn't able to shake off the bad passes and miscommunication in their sixth loss in eight games. They had 19 turnovers and couldn't capitalize off of Tulsa's 17 turnovers. Adding to the ball handling struggles, scoring was down for all players. The Storm starters only combined to score 34 points while the bench combined for just 25 points.
Riquana Williams led all scorers with 26 points. Glory Johnson, Goodrich, and Liz Cambage contributed with 15, 14, and 13 points repectively.
Camille Little led the Storm with 11 points with Thompson following close behind with 10 points. Noelle Quinn provided a spark off the bench with 9 points, 5 rebounds, and tenacious defense. But it wasn't enough to lift her team to victory.
Seattle is back on the court Saturday, July 20th at home against the Los Angelos Sparks. The game can be seen on Live Access at 10pm ET. Tulsa also has a home game next. They play on Friday, July 19th at 8pm ET and will face the Connecticut Sun, another struggling team. Tune into Live Access to watch the game.