Shock Drops Another Close Contest


Wednesday, May 28th 2014, 11:20 pm
By: News On 6


Kayla McBride scored a season-high 30 points, including hitting the game-winning 3-pointer with 13.4 seconds left, to lead the San Antonio Stars to an 82-79 win over the Tulsa Shock on Tuesday night.

Skylar Diggins tied the game on a contested layup with 38.6 seconds remaining. McBride, who teamed with Diggins in college at Notre Dame, then threw in a 3-pointer with 13.4 seconds as the Stars' bench and fans were screaming that the shot clock was about to expire.

Odyssey Sims' 3-pointer at the buzzer rattled off the rim, giving San Antonio its second victory over Tulsa at home this month.

Danielle Adams had 10 points for the Stars (3-2)

Glory Johnson had 18 points and Diggins had17 to lead Tulsa (0-3). Odyssey Sims had 16 points while Courtney Paris had 10 points and 10 rebounds.

Tulsa went just 5-of-10 from the free throw line, while San Antonio was 14-of-15. It proved to be the difference in the game. The Shock out-shot the Stars, 53.2 percent to 46.8 percent, and had eight 3-pointers to San Antonio's 10.

McBride finished 10-for-14 from the field, including 4-for-6 on 3-pointers. She banked a floater off the glass for a 54-53 lead with four minutes left in the third, driving to the basket after faking a 3-pointer that sent Sims sailing out of bounds. She later sent Riquna Williams flying by on an upfake in the paint for an open 16-footer she made to tie the game at 60 with 1 minute remaining in the third.

Tulsa was shooting 83 percent from the field with two minutes remaining in the first quarter, but San Antonio closed on a 10-2 run to tie the game at 25-all. San Antonio was helped by nine turnovers.