Shock Surpass 2011 Win Total With Win Over Chicago


Saturday, August 25th 2012, 3:07 pm
By: News On 6


Roneeka Hodges hit two free throws with 9.3 seconds remaining to force overtime, and Riquna Williams hit a jumper with 46.4 seconds left to give the Tulsa Shock an 81-78 come from behind victory over the Chicago Sky Friday night.

The win surpassed the Shock's win total from 2011 with 12 games remaining.

Hodges and Williams both scored 22 points to lead the Shock, who overcame an 11-point fourth quarter deficit to get the victory.

Chicago was led by Courtney Vandersloot's 23 points off the bench, a career high for the second year player. The loss was the ninth in a row for Chicago.

"I am really happy for them (Tulsa)," Shock head coach Gary Kloppenburg said. "They deserve it after what we have been through this year."

Chicago led 36-33 at halftime, and had the lead the entire second half until Hodges tied it with her two free throws. The Shock never allowed Chicago to gain a lead in overtime.

"Well we just kept believing," Hodges said. "We knew we were right there. We just needed to execute a little bit better. Kind of like dictate the game and not just let them do whatever they want to do like we did in the first half."

The Shock are right back at it tonight, when they travel to San Antonio to take on the Silver Stars.