Shock leads all the way in pounding of Storm

Cesar Tordesillas – 4E Sports Contributor

Tulsa, OK, United States (4E Sports) – Glory Johnson had 14 points and 12 rebounds while Roneeka Hodges led all scorers with 19 points for the Tulsa Shock in a 92-70 win over the Seattle Storm Saturday night.

Courtney Paris and Nicole Powell scored 11 points each and Jennifer Lacy and Angel Goodrich added 10 apiece for the Shock (3-7).

The Shock hit 50 percent of its field goals, finishing 31 of 62 from the field while nailing 10 of 23 from three-point range (43.5 percent).

The Storm never led as the Shock forced 18 turnovers and held Seattle to just 40 percent shooting from the field (25 of 62).

The Shock raced to a 14-2 lead midway through the opening quarter with Powell tallying seven of her nine first-quarter points. The Storm, who committed eight turnovers in the opening quarter, closed to within 14-8 on a basket by Tanisha Wright but the Shock ended the period on a 9-4 run to grab a 23-12 lead.

A pair of three-pointers from Temeka Johnson and Shekinna Stricklen and a drive to the basket by Camille Little brought the Storm to within 25-20 in the opening two minutes of the second quarter.

But the Shock responded with three-pointers from Williams and Hodges in a 7-0 spurt to lead 32-20 with 5:33 remaining. The Storm trailed 41-30 at halftime.

A basket by Johnson and a three-point play by Tina Thompson cut the lead to 41-35.

The Shock responded with a 15-4 run to move in front 56-39 midway through the third quarter, which balooned to 71-49 lead entering the final period. They led by as many as 25 in the final quarter.

The Storm dropped its second contest to the Shock in the last 15 days having won 10 games in a row spanning the last three years against the latter.

Tianna Hawkins, the sixth overall pick in the 2013 draft, came off the bench to pace the Storm (4-4) with 17 points.

Johnson added 13 points while Stricklen and Alysha Clark chipped in 10 apiece.

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